Our First Eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by diverdale, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. diverdale

    diverdale Chirping

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    We got our first eggs today! We got our 3 girls in May and were kind of expecting not to get any until Spring. Well, we don't know which one(s) laid them but we had one waiting in the nest box this morning (that we think may have been produced yesterday) and another one when we got home from work. They're pretty small but I wouldn't call them "fairy eggs". We live in NC and it's starting to get chilly. Should we expect more eggs this Winter or is this just a maturing thing and we should, again, set our expectations for Spring? Beth was crazy excited this morning though.
     
  2. Scissors65

    Scissors65 Chirping

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    Congratulations! Those first eggs are so exciting! I blew out the first egg and it is sitting in my curio. I didn't want to waste the inside of the egg, so I scrambled it and gave it back to the chickens!
     
  3. HeyHeyWW

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    Congratulations on your first eggs! :D It's always so exciting when you see that first egg laying there in the nest. First eggs are always smaller than usual. They get bigger as the hens mature. Egg laying will usually slow down in the winter because it's really cold, and the same thing happens in the summer because of the heat. There might not be many eggs, but who knows? It could happen that they start to lay eggs normally, every day. But if it doesn't happen, then yeah, you should wait until spring. :)
     
  4. Sunshine_Chick

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    That is a beautiful idea!
     
  5. TwoShepherds

    TwoShepherds Crowing

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    congratulations on your first eggs! I was hoping for a picture! :)
     
  6. Sunshine_Chick

    Sunshine_Chick Songster

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    20191203_112030_HDR.jpg I got 2 Easter Egger chicks on June 7th & one laid her first egg today. It is so eggciting! Congratulations!
     
  7. Archie01

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    Still waiting! My 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes are about 26+ weeks old. But I wonder how they will lay eggs apart? They are always together.
     
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  8. mamajos

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    Did you know they sometimes cram into the same nest box at the same time to lay an egg?
     
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  9. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Congrats! Eggs will get bigger after a while :) All of my chickens laid fairly well the first winter. I do not ‘extend’ daylight hours but they did lay some eggs all winter long.
     
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  10. diverdale

    diverdale Chirping

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    Well I didn't think about posting a picture but here it is. My wife was so excited there's nothing for scale but it's a little smaller than a "large" egg from the supermarket.
    firstEgg.jpeg

    We ended up with 6 this week and had a few for breakfast this morning ... aren't they beautiful???? It's amazing how vibrant the colors are and WOW they were delicious!

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