Wow!!!!! First Egg!!!!! I Was There For It All!!!! *pics*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mags2009, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2009
    What an EGGciting experience!!! I was putting clothes away, and looked out the window and noticed one of my white rocks, "Millie," going in and out of the coop. They had been squatting for about 4-5 days, so I knew we were getting somewhat close. I went out there and sat with them in the garden for awhile, and she continued going in and out, making funny noises. At one point, she was in there for a long time, and real quiet, so I went in there and she was making a nest on the coop floor! So I immediately put her in a nest box and this is what happened:
    She was really moving the wood chips around, and trying to make the nest perfect.
    Then the weird thing was, while Millie was preparing for her egg, "Martha" was REALLY concerned, and kept looking up at her and making the same noises! At one point, as you can see in the pics, she got up into her own nest box and started to make a nest!
    Then Martha left and Millie started to make A LOT of noise!
    Then she laid down and was really quiet. She sat there for about 10 minutes or so.
    Then she stood up, and this is what I saw:
    Here it is!!!!!
    It was one of the most exciting things I have seen! I can't believe after ALL of this waiting, I was actually home to see it, and even got pics of it all!!!!
  2. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Wow. You are the lucky one!
  3. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    [​IMG] Wow, I can't believe you got to witness that! You're so lucky! [​IMG]
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    That's awesome. Great pics too - thanks!
  5. CamillaRules

    CamillaRules Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 29, 2009
    That is so cool. Lucky you!
  6. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2008
    Western NC
    Congratulations and how cool!!
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Fantastic! Congrats! [​IMG]
  8. HippieChickens

    HippieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2010
  9. crobi13

    crobi13 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2009
    Braintree, MA
    That is FANTASTIC! Congratulations, what a sight![​IMG]
  10. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    How fun! [​IMG] CONGRATS!! [​IMG]

    Martha and Millie are pretty girls. [​IMG]

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