Teeny Tiny!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by babychickfarmer, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok so today I was rounding up the chickens as i do every morning from free ranging. I had everyone in or so I thought untill I counted so I waled up and down the street, through the woods, under our porch anywhere u would look for a chicken. I couldn't find her enywh;0ere. I went back to the coop to watch the others and noticed Nadine (the one that was missing) was in there. I look in the nesting box and surprise! I found a little brown egg! Oh man I couldn't get the smile OFF MY FACE i WAS SO EXCITED! I am just so proud of my lil girl!
     
  2. hisbride

    hisbride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww congrats on your egg!
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    that is so cool!!! what kind of chicken is she? How old is she? I am anxious to see my girls lay for the first time. But they are only 14 weeks today.
     
  4. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nadine is a black sexlink:). She just turned twenty weeks on monday. i have 3 other sexlinks and 5 more leghorns I am still waitin on to lay but no sign yet :mad: . 16 weeks is the earliest they start laying. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    babychicken, I have one austalorp, one light brahma roo, three red stars, five buff orps, five barred rocks, one dominique, four cochins, five americaunas, three sikies,...oh, the australorp is my brooder so far and she laid about four or five eggs and took three or four from the red stars and is sitting on them right now. The daddy of all these eggs is the light brahma. I would love to have some more but I think we have enough for now. [​IMG]
    The only hens laying any eggs are the red stars and the little black australorp. Who knows what will happen when all the others start laying their eggs! I will probably have to sell some chicks next spring. [​IMG] Keep us posted on when yours lay their first eggs.
     
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
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    Red sex links are great layers. Mine lay an egg a day each. Big brown beautiful eggs. And on last count since May I have had 13 double yolkers!
     

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