So psyched!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cheryl, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    Got my first egg today! What a idea who layed it, it was a total surprise, went in to change the water and looked in the box and there it was! I wanted to know what family member was playing tricks on me. They were 22 weeks this past tuesday
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Woohoo!! Congrats on the egg. Wishing you many more to come..and soon!! LOL
  3. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Songster

    Jul 14, 2007
    Congrats. What color was it?
  4. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    yay cheryl, congratulations
  5. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    It is a light brown egg, and weighs just over 1 1/4 oz with shell!
  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
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  7. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Cheryl, Congratulations!

    It happened that way for me, too. It was a shock to find an egg. I was so thrilled. Still am. I have 5 girls, and they've been laying for about 2 weeks. I have a little egg production chart, where I keep track, and make notes on who laid what, and how big the eggs are, etc...

    Such fun! Just wait until you bust one of your ladies coming out of the nestbox, reach in and find a HOT egg. In this cold weather, it feels hot, not warm. What a hoot!

    So, what are you going to do with it? Eat it?
  8. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    I'd like to fry it just to see how nicely it stands up in the pan! I wish I could say it was warm, but it was well refrigerated when I found it! It never got out of the 20's here today and at the time, the door of the coop was wide open and probably had been for an hour! My son let them out in the around 4 pm and I was checking them in for bed around 5!
  9. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    So now that I've gotten "one" egg, (my family says they aren't playing tricks), what should they be eating? I have really just stuck to laying feed (not pellets) and I'll give them warm oatmeal when it is cold and a handful of cracked corn and black sunflower seeds (I know they are enpty calories, but we all love our sugar!) Oh and occasional crickets from the pet store, is that fun to watch!!!
  10. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Sunflower seeds are actually very very good for your birds. Lots of protein, definitely not something I consider "empty calories"

    Sounds like you are doing everything right. Their laying will increase as the daylight increases and the temps stabilize.

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