She LAYED! My THIRTY THREE week old Leghorn LAYED!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StarLover21, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So so so so so so so so happy! I've been waiting for this ever since she was sixteen weeks! She only started squatting a few days ago, too! She's been through so much- racoon attacks, hawk attacks, dogs, bullies, and all of that, and I'm so happy she made it out of pullet-hood. My sweet baby girl is now a hen. [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Here's her egg- the little white one, right next to our only other layer, a 'retired' red sex link!

    I GOT AN EGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't belive she waited to be 33 weeks!

    Oh, and even though it's her first, it's the same size as the eggs we got at the grocery store, that are 'large'. Sad that since those hens are in such bad living conditions, they think those eggs are 'large'.

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  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    glad she finally came though for you! [​IMG]
     
  3. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hooray! Congrats!
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    She probably got wind of what you've been saying about her on BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah [​IMG]
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations, she can lay.

    But 33 weeks seems like a very long time for a hen to begin laying. That hen is really going to have to lay a lot of eggs to earn the name leghorn. [​IMG]
     

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