Our first egg!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Jennie5193, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've not been in the chicken business very long, since January to be exact. We got 20 chicks hoping to have 10 pullets - well, they're old enough to tell now and we only have FOUR pullets. That means the extra roos go to freezer camp and I still needed to get six more hens. Just so happened I answered an ad on CL about a poor lady that the city is making her give up her chickens because of a city ordinance. She sold me 6 hens (I have no idea of the breed!) yesterday.

    My children (ages 5 and 3) have bee *very* excited about having eggs. Every day since we got the day-old chicks, they've been checking the brooder and now the coop for eggs!

    Today, one of our "new" hens laid an egg and we gave our five year old the honors of collecting it. [​IMG]
    He tripped up and dropped it... it got busted before it even got out of the coop. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Maybe there will be more tomorrow....
     
  2. Tom from Ditchingham

    Tom from Ditchingham Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Children reguarly used to drop the eggs but it was such a thrill to them to collect them and something they never forget.
     
  3. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was SO worth seeing the expression on his face when he lifted the egg high above his head and said "MOM, LOOK! AN E...... oops."

    I think it is a wonderful experience for both of them that they will remember and treasure for the rest of their lives. [​IMG] (And I'm sure we will get a lot of laughs out of!)

    Thanks!
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first egg [​IMG]
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Congratulations on getting your "1st Egg"! It is so Egg-citing! Many of eggs have been dropped at our house (a couple by me too!).

    I noticed in your post that you picked up your "new" hens yesterday. Did you quarantine them from the rest of your flock? Many on here have had horrible losses for failing to quarantine birds brought into their existing flock.
     
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  6. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations....we have been know to put eggs in our pockets and forget about them until the next time we put on our coats dig our hands in the pocket and pull out slimy yolk! [​IMG]

    IT is still thrilling even after 3 years of collecting eggs. WELCOME to the addiction!
     
  7. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I'm really new to this... I didn't realize I needed to quarantine them until yesterday.

    They *seem* healthy [​IMG], but if they're not I guess I'll know soon enough - and I've learned a lesson. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the tip, though!
     
  8. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, not that it's a good thing ever, if even a few get sick, but it is at least less of a problem if you have a small flock. Yes, it would be horrible to lose them, but done is done. [​IMG] Chances are they'll all be fine.

    I'm sure your family will get lots of milage out of the "first egg" story. I could picture it perfectly as I read... pretty cute.
     
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  9. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:[​IMG] I didn't know this either until joining this site. Hopefully they are infact healthy and you don't have any problems.

    Congratulations again on getting your first egg. We have been gathering eggs for almost a year and it is still exciting! [​IMG]
     
  10. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long do you think it'll take before I'll know if they were sick or not?

    I wouldn't want to start over, but if I *had* to I know sure know a lot about what not to do! HA!
     

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