My hen lay her first eggs. Yah!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sue331828, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Sue331828

    Sue331828 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]Why did the chicken fly over the fence and spend the night in the playhouse? To lay eggs.

    To my surprise, she laid 3 eggs in the playhouse which I am assuming was over 3 nights. When i approached her she walked to the playhouse. It was as if she was showing me.

    I put golf balls in the nest boxes and then my egg layer immediately inspected the box and started cooing softly. Can't wait to see the nest box in the morning. So eggcited. (Bad joke, couldn't resist).
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    lol!
    CONGRATS!!!
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  3. NancyB22000

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    Congratulations!!! Isn't it just so cool to find eggs? One of mine just started laying a couple of weeks ago, another started just a few days ago. One other is "practicing" by sitting in the nesting box (she's an EE, and will lay green eggs - I know she hasn't laid any yet, as I've only gotten tan colored eggs).

    It's like finding little special presents!

    Enjoy!
    NancyB
     
  4. TweeTea

    TweeTea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the first eggs are the most eggciting :)

    Congrats!!
     
  5. Sue331828

    Sue331828 Out Of The Brooder

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    2 hens are now laying. It's so exciting when you find the eggs.
     
  6. Sue331828

    Sue331828 Out Of The Brooder

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    Six of my hens are laying now, first hen started at 16 weeks. I found an egg this morning that had just been laid and was still warm. My daughter requested pancakes. We cracked the egg and it was a double yolker.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  7. gmyers

    gmyers Out Of The Brooder

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    Sue, what kind of hens do you have?
     
  8. Sue331828

    Sue331828 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hybrid Rhode Island Red and dekalb.
     
  9. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! I'm sure you're really proud of your girls!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Sue331828

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    I just watched one of my girls poop her egg. She allowed me to pet her as she was in the act. They are so tame, love them all.
     

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