The 1st DOZEN is the hardest...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TigerLilly, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I FINALLY GOT MY 1st DOZEN! Just dont ask how long it took...
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  2. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the slight change in color. How many birds?
     
  3. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    [​IMG] Congrats!!!

    I agree that first dozen is hard to collect. But just to make you smile... We get a dozen every 3 days or so now... 6 of 8 are laying and we average 2 to 4 eggs a day...

    Keep smiling..

    Very pretty eggs BTW!!!

    Here's a pic of mine (well the latest dozen and a half) [​IMG]


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  4. lizzybird

    lizzybird Out Of The Brooder

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    OK. how long did it take for that first dozen? [​IMG]
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Very nice! Congrats!
     
  6. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I have 7 hens of various ages (I think one is too old to lay, but it was a package deal). I know that 3 of them are laying, so the eggs are from 3 Buff Orpingtons.
    I believe it took almost a month to get a dozen eggs...
     
  7. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Quote:I see 4 different shades .thats nice hopefully for you it won't take as long for the next dozen
     
  8. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Lenoir,NC
    Quote:19/24 weeks for the first dozen [​IMG]
     
  9. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Quote:I see 4 different shades .thats nice hopefully for you it won't take as long for the next dozen

    So am I correct in thinking that I actually have 4 laying at this time? That's what I was thinking, initially, but I don't know enough yet to know for sure. If that's the case I have to figure out who the 4th is & why Ethel has all of a sudden stopped laying (the darkest brown eggs)!
     
  10. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Its possible for a hen to lay different shade but my bo lays 1sometimes it has specks on it but still the same shade. Try giving your girls less corn and scratch and more protein and calcium. I got my bo as a hen she has an injured leg, I thought when I got her she might not lay because of the move. But she was happy from day 1 giving me 5 or 6 eggs. A week. To be honest I never asked how old she was when I got her. I was just so happy to be getting eggs
     

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