They are FINALLY laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stephen_tx, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. stephen_tx

    stephen_tx Out Of The Brooder

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    We got our RIRs in the middle of July as pullets and I'm happy to announce the oldest layed her first two eggs on New Years eve, the second one started a few days later. So now we are just waiting for the last one, I figure in about another week.

    Anyway we have had about 8 eggs total now from the two and they were not small like everyone kept telling us would come out first, these came out full size.

    It's like Christmas everyday going out to see what presents have been left by the Santa chicken.[​IMG]
     
  2. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel your excitement. LOVE those first eggs and you will never tire of collecting them. Congratulations and enjoy!!!!
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY for you! We've been getting eggs for a few weeks from some of our July chicks, but one of our July EE's laid her first egg today. I feel your excitement. It is like Christmas!

    Congratulations!
     
  4. minifarm8

    minifarm8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! Ours are July babies too and started laying two weeks ago.
    We have nearly 2 dozen in the fridge now! I hate to eat them, we are so proud of them.

    I want more chickens! lol
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations!!! I have RIR's too. My first to start laying was 17 weeks old. My last to start laying was 27 weeks old. I too feel it's like christmas every day when I go out to collect the egg presents.
     
  6. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great!!
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first eggs [​IMG]
     
  8. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I still LOVE checking for eggs!
     

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