My First Eggs

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SoCalChicken, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. SoCalChicken

    SoCalChicken New Egg

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    I was waiting and wondering when my Araucana (who is really an Ameraucana) would start laying. I thought she was older than she was. So, I realized it might be the spring.

    However, as a New Year's present, she laid me a beautiful blue egg yesterday. I marked it and left it for her (so she would keep using that spot).

    Today, I have another pretty blue egg.

    I have the other chickens who are too young to lay and a duck now (due to a possible coyote, bobcat or cougar incident taking their other duck next door). But, day by day, I will fill my little egg carton with blue eggs.

    Would anyone mind sharing how long these fresh-laid eggs are good?
     
  2. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How Old was she?
     
  3. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fresh eggs are good for up to 10 weeks but I know people who sell them mark them for 8 weeks out.
     
  4. SoCalChicken

    SoCalChicken New Egg

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    I thought she was nine months old, but she was only six months. I had to look back at some old photos to age her.
     

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