She knew where to lay on the first try!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by karmical, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. karmical

    karmical Songster

    Aug 3, 2007
    Honeoye Falls, NY
    I am SO amazed at my little australorp!! I overslept and was late this AM going down to do morning chores and when I got there one of my autralorps (the smallest one!) was in a nest box with one of my SF's standing in front of her, looking in like, "what the heck are you DOING in there?"

    About five minutes later there was a HUGE racket of squawking from inside the box and then everyone else joined in (a group effort)...a few more minutes of squawking passed and she stood up, and there was the EGG!!! Our first one!!! It was so neat to be able to actually witness it!! I've never been so happy to have overslept.

    I never put a golf ball or anything in there and haven't seen the girls even show much interest in the boxes at all (they're 25 weeks old). I figured it would be at least another few weeks before I'd see an egg. What a thrill!!!! It's amazing to me that she just knew to go in there and lay the egg.

    Here's some pics:
    the egg compared to a quarter-

    and the egg compared to the quarter and a store-bought may be smaller than the bought egg, but it's HEAVY!

    Can't wait to see what happens next!!
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    awesome! Congrats on that first egg...

    I'm still waiting.......
  3. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    We just got our first ones too! and pretty much the same way! They just appeared in the nest box! Of course the hinges of the door are almost worn out now! [​IMG]
  4. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    Congratulations to you and your little Australorp! [​IMG] It is really amazing how they seek out a "cozy spot" to lay. After almost 2 years, I am still in awe of the whole egg-laying process.
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Congrats on your first egg! How neat that you were able to be there when she laid it! They will get bigger in time. [​IMG]
  6. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    [​IMG] congratulations, it's fun isn't it.
  7. poppycat

    poppycat Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    Congrats! I love those first little eggs. They are so cute.
  8. karmical

    karmical Songster

    Aug 3, 2007
    Honeoye Falls, NY
    Thanks you guys!!

    When I get home tonight, I'm gonna eat it!!!
  9. EmsoffLambs

    EmsoffLambs In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2007
    Chilcoot, CA
    My girls are all starting to lay now with about 5 in production so far. Out of all of them, I've only had one floor egg in more than a month. I even free range them. I was worried about them laying eggs all over the place, but I guess they like their nests, because they go there every time!
  10. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Congrats to you on your first egg. I'm still waiting for mine at 23 1/2 wks. Hopefully, they will be as smart as yours and lay in the boxes. [​IMG]

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