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Our First Eggs

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jbelford, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. jbelford

    jbelford New Egg

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    On Sunday 9-9-12, we noticed that our Dominique hen Sadie, was in one of the two nesting boxes and a few minutes later after some unusual clucking, she left the box and her first egg behind. When my wife got home from work yesterday she went looking for egg #2 and spotted in in the other nest box and almost missed it! So when I got home, we went to the hardware store and picked up some hinges and a latch for the nest box lid to make it easier to access. These are exciting times around our house.

    Now I need to research changing feed types and oyster shell supplements. Any suggestions?

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  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats! Love the pic of you holding the egg - you can most definitely tell you are one happy camper!

    Layer feed is easiest; I use pelleted, as they waste so much less of that than the crumbles. "wean" them onto it if you choose to go with pellets - mix it about 1/2 and 1/2 for the first few days, then 1/4 and 3/4, etc. Also, best to offer oyster shell in a separate bowl, not mixed in with the feed; this way, they can take what their bodies need.

    Congrats on the eggs - enjoy!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Great advice above! I love your pics! You certainly are one happy camper. With many more eggs to come! Enjoy!!
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on your first eggs! :woot
     
  6. RMo2

    RMo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!!! It's so exciting, isn't it!?!:D
     
  7. jbelford

    jbelford New Egg

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    Thanks, I picked up a bag of layer pellets and some oyster shell today. I appreciate the tips!
     
  8. ving

    ving Out Of The Brooder

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    isnt the first egg so special!!!! I got my first 2 days ago... i've had another 2 since :D
     

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