Today she became a hen!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickemee, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Chickemee

    Chickemee Songster

    264
    7
    139
    Jul 30, 2007
    Texas
    My Ginger is a New Hampshire Red and she laid an egg before my leghorn. I got my first egg about an hour and a half when I got back from school. I can't belive how happy I actually am! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    24,434
    66
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Yayy for first eggs!

    Just a note - Until she is 1 year old she is still a pullet. Over 1 year and she is a hen. Cockeral for a boy and after 1 year he is a rooster.
     
  3. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Songster

    775
    8
    151
    Jan 1, 2008
    Congrats it's a great feeling isn't it? It will never get boring, yeahhh!!!!


    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickemee

    Chickemee Songster

    264
    7
    139
    Jul 30, 2007
    Texas
    Its been 3 days since she laid her first egg, how long will it take for her to lay a second one?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    24,434
    66
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You can never really tell. She could lay one tomorrow or not lay another one for a week or more. Feed her well. Be patient.

    Isn't it eggciting? LOL
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: