Our first eggs!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicktwins, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. chicktwins

    chicktwins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our very first eggs last week. It all started with one on Wednesday of last week. We have gotten one almost every day since then with the exception of 3 days I think. Today however, we got TWO!!! I am thinking that we now have two hens a laying and 17 still dancing or whatever they want to do with in the song. hahaha I know the first layer was a Lt. Brahma but have no clue which of the other girls laid their first today. the first started laying on the ground in the coop until I showed her the nesting boxes with the eggs in it. The very next day she laid hers in the box like a good little chicken. Today, the new one I almost stepped on in the outside run area. i need to now figure out who that one is so I can give her the tour of the nesting box area as well so she can be more informed. I thought the one would share her education with the rest but I guess she felt no need since she was the only one at that point. lol
    Anyone out there that can tell me when they will start to lay a larger egg? The ones I have gotten so far are small. I know they all start out that way but how long does it normally take before they produce a full size egg for their breed?
     
  2. The Little Country Farm

    The Little Country Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats on your first eggs! [​IMG] I'm still waiting on mine [​IMG] Sorry I can't answer your question [​IMG]
     
  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    whoo hoooo--congratulations on those eggs! Happy day.

    I have a white leghorn (actually an Ideal 236 Hybrid) that started laying October 20th with a very cute little egg...I think it was 1.4 or 1.5 ounces..... She has been laying nearly daily and today's egg was 1.9 ounces. Sooo that may give you a little indication of the growth curve in the size of the eggs. Give 'em a couple of weeks...and lots of yummy food.
     
  4. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS!!!!! I loved getting my first and still love getting them everyday [​IMG]
     
  5. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! I have been getting eggs since August, but every day is still like Christmas morning when I open the nest box and see the eggs there.
     
  6. chicktwins

    chicktwins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies!! It is very sporadic now. Found one egg this morning when I went to open the coop. Nothing later or during the day that was noticed by my husband. He tucked them in tonight and it was already very dark so I doubt he would have been able to see into the boxes to look. I haven't been weighing them so I don't really know if they are getting larger or heavier each time. They are definitely cute little things though. [​IMG]
     
  7. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!
     
  8. chicktwins

    chicktwins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Came home after taking the kids to school this morning and walked right in on the egg song and one of my SLW in a nesting box with a fresh egg. OOOHHHH the joy!! [​IMG]
     
  9. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. johnsons-r-us

    johnsons-r-us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratuations!
     

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