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she did it! :woot

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kesta, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    my rir goldie layed our first egg today sorry i cant get any pictures up.it was so small. its brown and quite cute.im not sure if it has a yolk yet. im gonna blow it out and save the shell which is quite sturdy
     
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Congratulations! My SLW laid her first egg today too. It was tiny and speckled but very cute and I'm happy. Now if I can just get her to not lay in the run next time.. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awww how eggciting! I feel ya on the egg laying in the run. Mine have recently sprawled out over an acre laying anywhere they see fit so now instead of an easy egg collection twice a day its an hour long scavanger hunt twice a day checking all the flower and veggie gardens along with the wooded area behind their coop and run, ohh and under the deck, in the lilacs ect ect lol
     
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  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Congrats - that first egg is sooo exciting!
     
  5. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    the funny thing is they didnt lay in there makeshift nest box. we have a telephone pole in the corner of the yard which is cornerd in by fence she layed behind that pole in the tall grass. i just hope she doesnt have a new spot everyday
     
  6. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine laid her first egg 4 days ago (I'm sure it is only one at this point). The first egg was in the run. All other eggs were in a make-shift nest that I think they think is the nesting box. So far, they only inspect the nesting boxes.

    Even though the eggs are small, they do have yolks. I fried two for my husband today and scrambled one for me. Everything about it was small but the yolks were very yellow, very firm. I'm betting that your first egg also has a very small yolk [​IMG]

    Congrats!!! It's soooooo exciting. [​IMG]
     
  7. TNtrader

    TNtrader Out Of The Brooder

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    If there free ranging don't collect all the eggs in their nest. Leave a nest egg or a golf ball there where she will not move on you!
     
  8. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    do they get more tempermental when they start laying. i tried hand feeding the layer and instead of eating the food she bit me,yes bit me. not pecked but bit! shes a rir so shes already very tempermental but shes never bitten me before
    [​IMG]
     

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