We got our first egg today :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by citychics, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. citychics

    citychics New Egg

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    Greetings from a new City Chicken owner. My husband had wanted chickens for quite sometime (ever since he found out the city allowed us to have up to 6 chickens). While traveling, he spontaneously stopped and purchased 6 chicks last October. At least he let it appear spontaneous...yet, I find it odd, he did know where there hatchery was. Needless to say, we didn't have a coop prior to the purchase. This is not recommended. However... 24 weeks later, our 5 hens, and 1 rooster (oops, this one wasn't what we expected) are doing great and loving their coop. Today we discovered our first egg. Not absolutely positive, but we think it was from our favorite hen...our Barred Rock. It was tiny, light brown and slightly speckled... and absolutely delicious ! We have two Buff Orpingtons, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 silver laced Wyandotte, 1 Barred Rock, and our Golden Lace Wyandotte who turned out to be a "he". The pictures are actually of the same egg. First in the nest box, Second washed.
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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, those first eggs! [​IMG] Betcha even danced around a little bit! [​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. It's still exciting for me to go out to the nests and find a bunch of eggs!
     
  5. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Dawg53, I agree I still love collecting eggs and then just looking at them all....Reminds me of when I used to collect marbles[​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC, from Georgia hope you enjoy your time here[​IMG]
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio....glad you joined
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Welcome!! [​IMG] Congrats on the first egg!!
     
  9. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC!

    Congratulations! Beautiful egg.
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Congrats!
     

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