Woohoo!!! First egg!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kaceyx73, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Kaceyx73

    Kaceyx73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2010
    Yep, after all the waiting, I noticed my girls first egg laying in the coop this morning when I went in to feed them. I have no idea which one of the 11 it was, but its a start. Its a nice little medium brown egg, and I do mean little. The white egg in the pic is a store bought egg listed as large, but we think they are a bit larger. Been a lot of double yolks in that 5 dozen box. I guess the ladies have a little ways to go before they start laying extra large eggs.

    First egg
    Rhode Island Reds (production stock)
    Laid 12-30-10

  2. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    [​IMG] Congrats ! The first one is always the most exciting!
  3. WhoopiePie

    WhoopiePie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2010
    Queens, NY
  4. akcharlie1960

    akcharlie1960 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    Chugiak, Alaska
    Aint it just too cool?[​IMG]
  5. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Hoorayyy, for you so exciting. are you gonna blow it out or just eat it?
  6. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    [​IMG] Congrats!
  7. black_fx_35

    black_fx_35 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Congrats! How old was your chick? My flock of 7 are 24 weeks old, and I am still waiting...
  8. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    Congratulations on your first eggs!

    Don't worry about the small size of the first eggs -- beginners lay small eggs. That is normal.

    After a month or two, they will get to be a good size. Then after a year, they will be really big. The older the hen, the larger the eggs. Although after about a year and a half old, they cut back on the frequency that they lay eggs.

    Anyway, you are soon going to be experiencing the best egg laying year of your hen's life (about 25 weeks old to about 75 weeks old for most varieties).
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  9. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Congratulations. We have brown eggs too. My 1st egg was that size too. I remember the day I got my 1st one. Nov 30th. I called everyone I knew. Everyone said I was like a proud parent. I was walking on cloud 9. Congratulations again
  10. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2009
    Central N.S.
    Congrats on your first egg!! Got my first one Christmas morning, so I know how exciting it was. It was my very favourite present! It is such a cute egg, too.

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