My Hens started laying this week

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FARMERDANNC, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. FARMERDANNC

    FARMERDANNC New Egg

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    My wife and I have 24 Rhode Island Reds that have just started laying we started last week with one a day and are now up to 3 a day. I think people are going to think we are crazy because we have put up two park benches outside the coop and just sit and watch them. I did not realize how much fun they would be.
     
  2. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! As many people on here will agree, collecting eggs never gets boring [​IMG] It's like little gifts every day. And the bench idea is a good one... I sit on concrete block to watch the gang, and my rear doesn't like that so much!

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  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! Congrats on your eggs and your discovery of Chicken TV [​IMG]
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yep - nothing as entertaining as chicken t.v. [​IMG] Congrats on those first eggs! [​IMG]
     
  5. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken TV is much more fun than regular TV. And interactive! I am missing my Chicken TV right now. With the time change, the weather getting colder and unexpectedly babysitting grandkids the last few weeks, I barely have time to feed and collect eggs, let alone enjoy the chooks. I need my Chicken TV![​IMG]
     
  6. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your eggs! I love watching our chickens. The whole ritual is fascinating, and each chicken has her own. Some of ours are very vocal before they lay, some announce it to the whole valley after they have laid, and some are perfectly quiet. One sits in the nest box and rearranges every piece of pine shaving. My husband thinks I am crazy for standing outside the coop and peeking in the window, but I am addicted!
     
  7. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our first eggs yesterday & today. So incredible. I had given up hope until spring, too.
    Pretty amazing, huh?
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I have a park bench for the neighbour kids to come visit (they do every single day), and we have two other chairs we use [​IMG]

    Who knew?!
     
  9. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    m.kitchengirl :

    We got our first eggs yesterday & today. So incredible. I had given up hope until spring, too.
    Pretty amazing, huh?

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  10. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] That's Awesome! I am waiting for my first egg-the girls are 20 weeks now.
     

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