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no heat/light, frigid temps and FIRST EGG!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dftkarin, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. dftkarin

    dftkarin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to post in this forum because this is the board I've posted the most on and feel like some of you have seen me through my coop-building days and starting out with my chickens. They arrived as day-old chicks on July 10, my coop is unheated with no supp. light and its been especially frigid the last few days and today I found my first egg!! I am bursting with pride and thankful affectionate feelings for my sweet friendly hardy girls! I have 2 barred rocks, a glw and a australorp and I don't know for sure but I think maybe it was the australorp who layed the egg. I live in New England where the days are still really really short so I wasn't expecting eggs for quite a while - I feel lucky! Here's a picture of the lovely egg!!
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  2. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a feeling!. I can tell you are very proud of your first egg and rightfully so. And a beautifull egg it is. It's almost as if you layed it yourself!!
    Congratulations!!!!
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulation, your egg looks beautiful and your hen is really very lovely.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Omran
     
  4. backyard-maine

    backyard-maine New Egg

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    Goodlooking egg and Hen;)[​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken of the Sea

    Chicken of the Sea Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 15 Australorp hens, they lay throughout the winter, I get on average 8 to 10 eggs a day. Sure looks like a lorp egg to me.
     
  6. namreknat

    namreknat Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations on your first egg!!![​IMG]

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    Great pictures.
     
  7. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! Great feeling isn't it, the payoff for your labor. Have you eaten it yet? They're tasty. [​IMG]

    My Australorp gave me my first egg too, Sunday, and has continued this week with 5 eggs in 6 days.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations on your first egg. Every day when I go out to collect eggs it's like christmas finding those precious packages. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Congratulations on your first egg..I can't wait..got a ways to go though..nice looking egg too. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a couple of Aussie hens that looks just like her - 'cept they won't come out in the snow even to stand on 1 foot [​IMG].

    Good for her! And good for you - this is the pay off for your hard work [​IMG]!

    Steve

    Australorps and Barred Rocks
     

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