We have an egg!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jackieo61028, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. jackieo61028

    jackieo61028 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our first egg yesterday! It was a little, tiny egg. So cute! The whole family was so excited. All the children were fighting over who was going to hold it. We also had to explain why the egg wouldn't hatch a baby chick. Our first egg unexpectedly turned into a "Birds and Bees" conversation! [​IMG]

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  2. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! Those first eggs are so exciting! We have about 50-60 chickens now but I still get giddy when pullets finally start laying. :)
     
  3. jackieo61028

    jackieo61028 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Yesterday was so exciting that today I paced back and forth from the house to the coop hoping for another egg. No luck. [​IMG] Maybe tomorrow!
     
  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Congratulations on that first egg! I bet when you were deciding to get chickens you never thought it was to help with the "birds & bees talk", now did you, lol.

    It takes about 24-26 hours for a chicken to produce an egg from beginning to end. So if you got that first egg at 6am yesterday, you might not see another one until 8am the next day. That's just a generalization though, there are variances.

    How fun for the kids (and you) to finally get some eggs!
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X2, also when they first stay laying it can take a few weeks, or more, to get settled into a solid laying pattern so to may see stretches of no eggs or several days of laying followed by gaps.


    It truly never gets old for me when the "little girls" start up.
     
  6. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    [​IMG] happy egg !
     
  7. jackieo61028

    jackieo61028 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've found 2 more eggs today! I'm sending everyone texts with pictures. I'm pretty sure they think I'm crazy! [​IMG]
     
  8. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    no, not crazy... you are just one of us now...Bawhahaha.
     
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  9. yochickiemomma

    yochickiemomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jackie I did the same thing when I got my first egg. My bff, hubby and parents all thought I was crazy. Lol. I'm up to 5 eggs a day out of 9 hens.
     
  10. jackieo61028

    jackieo61028 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our very first Easter egger egg! [​IMG]

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