Who else is waiting for that first egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kylea0219, May 19, 2015.

  1. Diney

    Diney Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess I will keep them in the pen until I am sure they are laying and using the nesting boxes. Sure hope that isn't too long because they are not going to be happy. They love their freedom.
     
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge True BYC Addict

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    I know they love the freedom. I should mention that you can still let them out in the afternoon and evening. Most egg laying happens in the AM so they are not totally stuck in the run. [​IMG]
     
  3. wmgatorfan08

    wmgatorfan08 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first egg today. My ISA's are 15 weeks and two days old.

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  4. wmgatorfan08

    wmgatorfan08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's it compared to a store bought egg.

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  5. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge True BYC Addict

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    [​IMG] Congrats!
     
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  6. diana507

    diana507 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so jealous! My 12 Isa's are 17 weeks and I haven't got an egg yet. They are squatting really good and their combs are bright red and swollen. Congrats!
     
  7. wmgatorfan08

    wmgatorfan08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yours won't be much longer! Mine having been squatting for about a week and their combs are getting redder each day.
     
  8. Hatching

    Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new pullets 22weeks aren't squatting like my older hens used to, I would just make a motion as if I were reaching down and they would hit a squat, but when I pet them down their back they pick up their tail, is that the same as a squat ?
     
  9. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few of mine are doing that. It's pretty hilarious. Still no eggs... little turd birdies
     
  10. chickenpotter

    chickenpotter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Some are laying eggs at 15 weeks? My mixed flock ar,e as of this coming Thursday, 18 and 19 weeks old. So I felt better reading your post. No eggs yet! Their combs are all red and I have seen a couple squat while walking around the yard. Should I put them on layer feed now or wait till they actually pop an egg out? I'm new at this and quite anxious. BTW what's an ISA? So many things to learn!
     

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