belibutn

Songster
11 Years
Apr 11, 2008
129
1
131
East TN
Hey all. We got our first egg Saturday morning. My wife found it in the run when she went to feed them in the morning. I decided to build the nesting boxes then and got them in on Sunday afternoon. Anyway...

That first egg was less than an inch long... sooooo tiny. All the girls were pecking at it trying to figure out what the heck it was. The shell easily withstood the pecking, at least.

It was put in the fridge, and later I checked to see if there was even a yolk in it - nope. It's a whiff and a miss
.

But now, we still don't have any more eggs. We have 12 layers: 5 red sex links, 3 barred rocks, and 4 buff orpingtons. We figure the egg came from a sex link, since they mature sooner. We just figured that there would be more of them by now... at least just one more.

Is this normal to be teased like that?
 

redoak

Songster
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
3,267
40
211
Russia, NY
Congrats on your first egg, sorta. Probably in the next few days you'll start getting more eggs, with any luck.
 

belibutn

Songster
11 Years
Apr 11, 2008
129
1
131
East TN
Yay! Egg number two came along this evening, a little bit bigger, and IN THE NEST BOX!

Alas, when candled no yolk still...
 

DeeTee

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 1, 2008
86
4
31
Desbarats, Ontario
I waited 9 days after the first egg before the second came along. That wait was WORSE than waiting for the first one!
But now I am getting eggs daily.
I have 2 black and 3 white sex links, all 24 weeks old.
 

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