So they really DO lay eggs!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NorthChicken, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. NorthChicken

    NorthChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was starting to wonder if I owned a flock of non laying chickens. [​IMG] They are 22 weeks old, and three had started squatting about a week ago. I went out into the coop to clean it today around noon today, and was literally shocked to find a little egg in the nest box!!
    I believe it was from either one of my speckled sussex or my barred rock. I am SO excited!! [​IMG] Didn't think I would get so excited about an egg!!

  2. TheChips

    TheChips Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2013
    Yay congrats!!! [​IMG]
  3. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2011
    Just wait. Once they start to lay you will have more eggs than you know what to do with. Especially the first full year. My 2 rsl hens have only missed 2 days since October when I got them.
  4. TheChips

    TheChips Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2013
    Yes very true. Ive been giving mine out to my relatives. And also making meals based around eggs. Deviled egg sandwich, egg salad, hard boiled eggs lol
  5. NorthChicken

    NorthChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haha!! That is what I am a little worried about! I have 6 hens now (2 are cochins, so not sure how well those will lay), and plan on getting 5 more this spring. I hope my family and co workers like eggs!!

    Also checking into preserving eggs using the mineral oil method!
  6. acsteele

    acsteele Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2013
    South Central Kansas
    The first egg really IS exciting, isn't it?
    Our girls have only been laying for about two weeks, but it seems to be contagious, they are all getting in on the act now....and squabbling over the same nest box
  7. NorthChicken

    NorthChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 5 year old son was so upset when I brought the egg in, as I told him when we got chickens, his job was going to be collecting eggs. So hopefully he will get to find more eggs in the coming days. [​IMG]
  8. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    I only have 3 people that occasionally buy eggs. Hardly a big business. But it really does help when you can clear out 12 at a time!
  9. TheChips

    TheChips Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2013
    Thats so cute its his job to collect the eyes. My 4 year old daughter loves doing it. My bantom cochin just started laying this week. Shes only had 2 so far. My isas lay pretty well.

    Preserving them is a great idea :)

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