Our VERY FIRST EGG !! :)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BruceAZ, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    honestly, i didn't expect to see any egg until mid August ?

    yet.. here it is.. right in the run! all the hard work for the last 3+ months .. finally!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    kind of small though..[​IMG]

    i guess it's time to switch from starter feed to layer feed..

    not sure which chicken the egg was from though.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can keep them on starter longer as long as it isn't medicated and just put out a separate bowl of oyster shells.
     
  3. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2 hens that are 2-3 weeks younger than the other 3.. and about 1/2 of container of starter feed

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  4. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the eggs will get bigger if you were wondering
     
  5. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! :D
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    That first egg is always eggciting, isn't it? [​IMG] Anytime I have new pullets, I still get happy when I see their first eggs!
     
  7. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 eggs so far

    but it looks like only one of my hens is laying..

    true.. it's getting bigger :)

    they are still on starter feed..but no problem with the egg shells thus far.. which is kind of interesting.

    i think i can keep them on starter feed until i'm done with the rest of the starter feed before switching over to layer feed..

    i do let them free roaming around my backyard for 1-2 hours a day..so i think they got the calcium from somewhere...


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  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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  9. Birdmania

    Birdmania Out Of The Brooder

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    congratz on your first eggs.
     
  10. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is odd..

    after getting 4 eggs (1 each day), i thought there will be another one today.....

    i checked in the coop and run ..but nothing

    maybe the heat is the problem?

    July and August are the hottest months here..
     

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