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Wahoo!! Got my first little pullet egg today...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mahonri, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The hens are 20 weeks today and our Black Star that the kids named, "White Toe" gave us our first little egg.

    Here it is!

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    BTW, it was delicious!

    PS: I put it next to a John Quincy Adams dollar cause that first egg cost us alot!!

    With 18 hens I'm hopeful that soon we'll start gettting 10 to 12 a day.

    Here is the pic of "White Toe"

    Isn't she beautiful?

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    Last edited: Sep 12, 2008
  2. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! I'm still waiting for mine to lay...this one is so cute, what a beauty!

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  3. wishin4chicken

    wishin4chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! and your hen is beautiful. Turned out to be a beautiful day, didn't it!!

    Michele.
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    i know you've been patiently waiting! congrats!

    i bet it did taste awesome.

    God bless your flock for health and lots of eggs.
     
  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Congratulations!!! I can't wait till my pullets start laying!
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Thanks everyone, I thought I was excited but my boys couldn't wait to tell all of their friends and to show the egg off.. I'm amazed it didn't get broken it was handled so much...

    I wondered if it would even have any yolk it was so tiny, but it did and it was wonderful.

    Now we just wait patiently for the rest of the hens... can't wait until I can fill an egg carton and take it to my back yard neighbor who is next to our coop.
     
  7. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Congrats on your first egg. Your White Toe is a pretty girl. Hoping you soon get lots of delicious eggs.
     
  8. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Congrats Mahonri!!!

    The thing that always amazes me is the difference between a store bought egg yolk and the ones my chickens lay....pale yellow versus a rich vibrant orange....

    I don't normally eat eggs but the flavor difference is evident as well....

    Here's to your family boxing a dozen a day real soon!
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I was laughing at my boys this morning. I've never seen them check the coop so often... they want to bring in eggs!!!

    Now begins the wait for the first green egg from our two EEs.

    Ah, such great fun.
     
  10. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Congrats! I've got a BO who laid her first yesterday. She's been in and out of the next box all morning so my son and his friend have been checking every 10 miutes. Aaaah! Leave her alone already!!
     

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