The Eggs are Starting to Pour In

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DrRocco, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. DrRocco

    DrRocco Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have any questions or problems. I just want to vent my excitement.

    My 9 birds that came in the mail back in June are finally starting to lay. Last Monday, my kids checked on the hens after they got ready for school in the morning and came back worried that one was covered in blood. I went out to check on her and found a fresh warm egg in the nest box. She had somehow lost about a quarter of her comb. I'm guessing she got excited during her first lay and hurt herself on the edge of the nest box. One week later, she's all healed up and has laid 6 of the last 7 days. Awesome.

    It's been a long week rationing the daily egg between all my kids. An hour or so after collecting our daily egg today, I went out to the garage for a tool and the hens were going batscat crazy out in the coop. I went out to check on them...booyah...fresh warm egg...someone else is laying. Egg #2.

    When the wife returned from picking the kids up from school, she checked the girls once more. This time, a larger, darker egg. TWO GIRLS JOINED THE TEAM TODAY!!

    I'm so super pumped. Almost 6 months of waiting are finally starting to bear fruit. This is great!!

    Submitted for your approval: Eggs #2 and #3 today with a "LARGE GRADE A" for comparison.

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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Yipee for you!!!! YAY![​IMG]
     
  3. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congratulations!!

    It is so exciting, I'm on my 3rd flock, got the first egg on 10/31 but my first EE green egg on Sunday. It felt like Christmas morning lol.
     

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