omg omg omg omg omg omg!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by max13077, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    I went into the coop this morning and all the hens were crowded around something on the floor......

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    FIRST EGG!!!!! YEAH!!!!! Even a double yolker!!! The shell was very thin, should I be feeding oyster shells?
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Congratulations!!!!!! If you are feeding layer pellet, it should be enough. But if you are still on grower, you should switch to layer feed. Its probably just because she is just starting to lay.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Congratulations.

    Yup, if the shell was thin, you should be mixing in about 5% oyster shell into your feed.

    Of course some of us wish the shell would have been hard and that you would have tried to incubate the egg...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    I just switched them to layer pellets a couple of days ago. What timing! [​IMG]
     
  5. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    Quote:They had already gotten to it and peck a couple of holes. [​IMG] No roosters anyway!
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Your so lucky!!!!! I have never gotten a double yolk
    [​IMG] Maybe one of my new babies will grow up to be a double yolker
     
  7. candyd

    candyd Songster

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    Congrats! It is always exciting to find your first egg! With a double yoke! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Portia

    Portia Songster

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    Congrats! A double yoker to start off the sequence, how auspicious. I found my girls first egg yesterday, what a trip. I guess soon it won't be quite as novel, but I still think its going to take some time for the amazement to wear off...we'll see what today brings. Makes me smile just thinking about it. [​IMG]
     
  9. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Songster

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    Congrats on your first egg. Its always fun to get a double yolker. I had a triple yolker once. I bet that will never happen again!! [​IMG]
     
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    OH, MY GOSH! I know just how you feel. I found my first egg from a silkie this week. Congratulations!
    Ain't it great!
     

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