1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Our First Egg...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SilverMoon, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. SilverMoon

    SilverMoon In the Brooder

    Well this afternoon my mother informed me to come and see something. I didnt think I would be looking at this brown thing called an egg. But there I was amazed and astonished at the little egg. She said she found it cleaning our black hens sleep area. I was already coming to think on who could have layed the egg herself. I know its Silver. She has been doing some quite unusual behavior lately. I attributed it to being squatting-like gestures. I wonder are there any other signs out there that our little hens are ready to go in the laying department that we might be missing? We know of one already [​IMG]. We are most excited over this first egg.


  2. Aww lucky you have eggs!! Do you breed your chickens? What type of chickens do you have?
  3. SilverMoon

    SilverMoon In the Brooder

    Quote:Actually we were given four chickens about four to five months ago. I believe our brown ones are Buff Orpingtons though one is catching up in size to the other. Then they gave us two black ones as well. I think someone identified one as Astraulorp however you spell it. The other might be one too but I note some of the same characteristics as our buffs but in black. This would be our first egg ever. We dont breed chickens as of yet. I think they mostly will be egglayers and not mothers themselves.
  4. Sounds cool. We have what we thought was an orpington but it was a leghorn so the comb and size can make a big difference in what type of breed. Seems like cool chickens but be careful when collecting eggs, I've broken many [​IMG]
  5. SilverMoon

    SilverMoon In the Brooder

    Quote:I think this one has a hole in it that wasnt from us lol. But yeah I do believe I have a buff. She has the right size and shape...the giant fluff and stuff. She does resemble them the most. The one as my icon she seems a bit smaller but is catching up in size definitely lately.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  6. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Congratulations on your first egg! It never gets old for me to find an egg in the nest box. [​IMG]
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Congrats [​IMG]

  8. maggiec1951

    maggiec1951 In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2011
    west central florida
    Congratulations! [​IMG] I got my first egg yesterday! Such an awesome thing to find an egg, isn't it.
  9. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chirping

    Aug 28, 2011
  10. sevengals

    sevengals Hatching

    Jun 28, 2011
    Congratulations! We got our first egg on November 12, 2011. That was so exciting for us. We saved it and had breakfast with our little granddaughter and she ate it. It was a double yolker too.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by