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So stinkin' exciting!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by McKenley5, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. McKenley5

    McKenley5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was in 4-H when I was a kid and I did Poultry Judging. I learned all about chickens and eggs, but there is NO way that my parents would have even considered a chicken living at our house...so I had no idea how much fun and rewarding this could be!!

    The 1st one started laying about 2 weeks ago, and now there are 3 of the 6 laying. Everyone should experience this...and the people that complain about others' chickens have apparently never had their own chickens!!

    It's like Trick-Or-Treating for adults...I rushed home from work to check the nest box!
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  2. MoonAngel12

    MoonAngel12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My only chicken experience before now was one of those Easter pet shop ones and it was mean as could be!

    Now, the flock of 10 that I have now (well, 2 flocks of 5 I guess) are awesome! I have young children and they are having a blast with them. I let them free range most of the day and they follow us around, let the kids pet them, etc. The egg hunt is the best though - you never know what you're going to find! Most days for me it's 2 eggs from my 2 older RIRs, but a time or two it's been a rat snake!!, and yesterday I was shocked to find 5 eggs in one nest box - including one itty bitty one. I guess one of my new Golden Comets made her way down to the other coop and helped herself to their nest boxes [​IMG]. I found another itty bitty egg in the new coop today! YAY!
     
  3. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!! [​IMG] Your eggs are perfect!

    I get excited every single time I collect eggs...I feel like a little kid hoping to get the good prize in the cereal box! [​IMG] And then DO get it when I reach into the nest box!
     
  4. McKenley5

    McKenley5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think this one hurt? It is the first one that has been covered in feathers.
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  5. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well congrads!!!! I still get excited. I have one that raised babies then went into a light molt (I'm so glad it was light) and just started laying again. I was just as excited as I was with the first. Careful, chicken ARE addiciting. [​IMG]
     

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