My Mille laid her first egg! **Egg Pic Added**

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by firedove, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    I got her in November as a "started pullet." Today she laid a very small perfect egg. I didn't realize how dark her eggs would be! It's a dark red brown. Is that the normal color for a mille egg? I'll add a picture later today. I went to take a pic and wouldn't you know my camera battery died [​IMG] I'm just so happy to see her cute little egg. My mille "S'Mores" is a tiny little girl, about as tall as the average pigeon but twice as wide, lol.

    Here is her egg next to a regular medium sized brown egg.

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    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  2. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations on her first egg! It is always so exciting [​IMG].
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I have mille fleur D'Uccles and they lay a small cream colored egg, Very light [​IMG]
     
  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Congrats on your first egg!!

    My 2 Milles are 6 months old and I am still waiting for their first eggs.
     
  5. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Quote:Same with mine, so [​IMG] either. Firedove, can you post a pic of your hen for us maybe?
     
  6. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Here is a pic from when I got her. She really never got any bigger

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    She does have thicker leg feathering now.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  7. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is beautiful!
     
  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Ya got me as to why she's laying a dark red brown colored egg - at least she's laying. She sure is a pretty girl though. [​IMG]
     
  10. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Thanks! I only got her because I thought she was such a pretty girl. I was really looking for a few bigger bantams to help me hatch some eggs, lol. She is so cute and sweet though, I'm glad I picked her!
     

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