WOO HOO!! First egg(s)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roverjohn, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. roverjohn

    roverjohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nine girls.
    [email protected] 18.5weeks(3-Golden Comets & three Amber Links) and [email protected] 17.5 weeks( 1 each BR, WR and Red Star)
    Checked on them at lunch and found three nice little eggs and all the girls squawking. Probably one small and two mediums.
    I'm guessing I'm somewhere around $100/egg at this point but it's a start.
     
  2. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congrats! I got my first one today too! It is so tiny compared to store bought ones, but so worth the wait!
     
  3. ChurkLover

    ChurkLover Out Of The Brooder

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    $100/egg?? I'm not familiar with the breeds you listed...are you planning to sell them and really at that price? I think we paid $1 a piece for our chicks (RIR, GLW, BPR). I wasn't sure if you were joking or serious since I am unfamiliar with the breeds and I know some are expensive. If you can sell them for $100 and you got this many already...good for you! I think I'll quit my day job.... [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

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    No, the OP was calculating how much each egg COST, after having built the coop and all that!
     
  5. roverjohn

    roverjohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rightio Linda:thumbsup
     
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  6. guinness

    guinness New Egg

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    Must be something in the air, got our first $300 egg today...
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  7. ChurkLover

    ChurkLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Got it...boy...what was I thinking? Our eggs started pretty small as well and I heard they get bigger as the hens produce more and more eggs. It's been about a month now and ours are finally starting to get out of the "miniature" stage and almost to medium. Your hens should start producing more per day also and then maybe you'll break even by Christmas???? It does end up costing a bit to get started... thanks for clarifying for me gryeyes
     
  8. clothdiaperingmom

    clothdiaperingmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!! The eggs will get bigger!!

    I got my 1st egg 6/16/10!! It was from my Gold sex link (comet). She wasnt even 4 months old yet. And was followed by my other Gold sex link about 1 wk later. Its soooooooooo eggggggsiting!!!!!
    Im just as eggsited every day when I go out and there are 3 eggs, usually followed later in the day by another 3.
    And talk about tiny!!! My cochins eggs are tiny!!
    Congrats!
     
  9. roverjohn

    roverjohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guiness,
    Next one and you'll only be into it for $150
    Go Girls!!
     
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  10. guinness

    guinness New Egg

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    Not good at math, but maybe someday they'll start paying me...till then I guess we'll just enjoy the ride.
     

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