My first egg!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mjoal, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. mjoal

    mjoal In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2011
    I'm so excited!! My hens have finally started laying. OK...well, one of them anyhow [​IMG] I started 6 months ago with 5 chicks and ended up with 4 roosters. After finding new homes for the roosters I started over with 6 new pullets last week to keep my lonely last white hen company and today at lunch time i found my first egg [​IMG]
    I'm learning so much from all of the posts I'm reading. The next thing I'm going to do is fix the nesting boxes to divide the one big one into 3 smaller ones. From what I see and read here most coops have nice cozy boxes.
    Any tips on how to get the hens to lay in the nesting boxes? Do those ceramic eggs work if lay some in the boxes?
    Thank-you [​IMG]

  2. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Songster

    Congratulations!! It is so exciting, isn't it? We put golf balls in our nest boxes, and the first one went right in to lay. Hubs took the golf balls out and I found an egg on the coop floor next to the nest box. So I got some wooden eggs to put in there and they have all been laying in the nest boxes. One of my chickens is a comedian though and takes the wooden egg out of the nest box. I found it outside in the run yesterday. LOL... I guess this is like that old expression about don't take any wooden nickels.
  3. mjoal

    mjoal In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2011
    It's funny, before I got my peeps I never knew how comical they were [​IMG] Boyfriend tells me I'm crazy but I swear they each have their own personality! [​IMG]
  4. Gypsi

    Gypsi Songster

    Congratulations! That first egg tastes better than any egg I ever ate!

  5. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Songster

    Quote:yes, they do! I love watching mine too. Are we both crazy then? [​IMG]
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] I love watching my chickens and have 30 gazillion photos to prove it![​IMG]
  7. Nicki

    Nicki Songster

    Dec 6, 2007
    Congratz on your first egg! That's always exciting! I remember how I felt when I got my first one! [​IMG]

  8. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    I used ceramic eggs in my nesting boxes - and they worked great. I only have one hen that has ever laid anywhere but in the nest boxes, and she only does it if I happen to open the nest box while she's in there. Then she'll jump up and end up laying it in the run. So she's trained me to make sure she isn't on the nest before opening up the top of the nest box.

    Congratulations on your first eggs! It's such an exciting event! [​IMG]

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