Woo-Hoo! Just got our first eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 8Chicks4Ky, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. 8Chicks4Ky

    8Chicks4Ky In the Brooder

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    We got our first two eggs yesterday and another today! The kids are beyond excited. They want to go out every 15 minutes to check, lol.

    The eggs came as a surprise because my chickens are only 16.5 weeks and I wasn't expecting them to lay yet. [​IMG] I didn't have any nesting boxes in yet so I found one on the coop floor and one in the run. The kids and I put together a nest box (we had to use newspaper shreds as I was out of wood shavings - hope this is OK). They went on a search around the yard for a small egg-shaped rock to put in there. Today, when I went to peek at them, one chicken was in the nest box. We went out about an hour later and there was an egg!

    Dunno if I can post pics, but I'll try. Here are our first two eggs along with a "large" white store-bought egg (for size comparison).
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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  4. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Really cool isn't it, congrats... Scrambled or fried?
     

  5. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Songster

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    That's egg-citing- [​IMG] !!! Especially when you are not egg-specting [​IMG] them yet! [​IMG]
     
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  6. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa Songster

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    First eggs are so exciting! It seems like forever trying to get that first dozen![​IMG]
     
  7. 8Chicks4Ky

    8Chicks4Ky In the Brooder

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    Quote:Fried... [​IMG]

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  8. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Songster

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    WOOT!! [​IMG]
     
  9. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Could you get your chickens to talk to my almost 22-week old pullets who still haven't started laying yet?
    Congratulations! The eggs are beautiful!
     

  10. KDK1

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    Quote:What breed are they and whats your weather like?
     
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