Our first Silver Laced Wyandotte egg!!..... and I broke it.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RichnSteph, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. RichnSteph

    RichnSteph Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2014
    Adkins Texas

    Our little beaten and abused SLW Lacey has finally, after months of care and her own coop/run, started laying. We got her from a previous owner when his hens were attacking her. When she arrived she was less than 20% feathered and horribly torn up. She spent the winter in the house with us putting on weight and feather and now is much more "chicken-like" that she was. I went out this evening and there in her nest was an egg. It was deformed a bit with a nodule of shell at one end like most first time eggs have and I was so happy!! I put in in my pocket and while stepping over the fence, with my 19 month old daughter on one arm and the feeder in the other hand I felt a *crack*. I broke her egg! Oh we soooo want little SLW/BO chicks and her first egg was broken by me. We've had her out of her run a few times a week so the rooster can cover her and "take care of business" but each time he does his thing four or five times and then she runs and hides. I'm hoping we can get more eggs from her this week before we start the incubator so that she'll have some chicks to take care of and the rooster will leave her alone.

    I'm so upset that I ruined her first egg.
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2013
    Southern Illinois
    Aw, bad luck! Oh well. Wyandottes are fair layers and you can expect a nice amount of eggs from her. When I hatch eggs, I always take eggs from girls who have been laying a few months before I incubate them. This gives their eggs time to reach their full size. This reduces the chances of having weaker babies. Small eggs=small chicks. Good luck![​IMG]
  3. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    Awwwwww! the first egg and a pocket scramble all on the same day. Hopefully you'll both do better tomorrow. [​IMG]

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