New Year's Egg! Yay!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by countyroad1330, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    I am so excited, my Dark Brahma hen laid her first egg today! [​IMG] None of my chickens have been old enough to lay yet. I noticed that she'd had a good weight gain, and thought she was acting broody this morning. I just now went out to check and saw the egg.

    Had to call my dad, he's an animal entusiast as well. But his response was "Oh, I thought you were gonna tell me you're getting married. I'm used to chickens laying eggs." [​IMG]

    Happy New Year!

    P.S. I thought Brahma's laid brown eggs. This one is almost a cream color...?
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2008
  2. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Congrats! [​IMG]

    It's so exciting isn't it!
    I had my first one yesterday.
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Good timing! Those dark Brahmas are beautiful, aren't they? The eggs I get from my 2 light Brahmas are light brown, darker than cream.
    Congratulations on your egg.
  4. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    My hen has laid 5 eggs now. They look so cute nestled in the bedding. And there's a chance that they are fertile! I still doubt that they will hatch, but she's been a good little momma. She lays the new one away from the other eggs, then rolls it over to the others. [​IMG]
  5. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

    Oct 10, 2007
    Hurray [​IMG] My lil' Buff Brahma hen that I used to have always laid tan/cream eggs. Congrats on rescuing those chickens in the first place, too [​IMG]

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