Our first eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Grey's, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Grey's

    Grey's Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2010
    Ottawa, ON Canada
    We have had freezing rain etc so DH went out to the coop to feed the hens and roo when he found three little eggs, one was broken and the other two were frozen, they were on the ground. We were not expecting them to lay till February, so I guess we have to fill the nesting boxes, any suggestions? We are so so happy[​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  2. ggarratt

    ggarratt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    Midcoast, Maine
    Yay! [​IMG] Mine started laying three weeks or so ago and they really started coming quickly. A few days after my first egg I was getting 8 eggs a day out of our 9 hens. So gear up! I didn't have straw handy for my nesting boxes so I went ahead and put clean pine shavings in which has been working well. Good luck and congrats!
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Congrats to you! It is soooo egg-citing! [​IMG]
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Congrats!!! I still remember when I got my first eggs!! YAY!!!!!
    I don't think you can make them lay in the box unless they want to. Some of mine still lay them in the middle of
    the floor and next to the box and behind the box ect. Crazy chickens!!!!
  5. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    Congratulations!! [​IMG]

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