YAY!!! FIRST EGG

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TurtlePowerTrav, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    One of my 6 girls laid her first egg this morning around 10am. I got up to let them out of the coop since it is hot here today, and found Betty Lu in a nest box. I thought she might just be hiding from my cockerel, so I shooed her out of it to go run with the rest of them. She immediately turned around and went back into it. So I left for a minute. I saw her outside doing the "egg song" and went back out to look in the nest box and found a small egg next to the fake egg. I was soo happy. I was starting to think I got defective girls. She is one of my BO's and almost 20 weeks old. Now to see how long before my next one starts. YAY
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    The egg on the right is her's, golf ball in middle and on the left is neighbor's 2yr old chickens egg from last week(we were chicken sitting).
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey thats great.....20 weeks sounds normal enough. Im sure they will all be laying well real soon...
     
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    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    My BR's are the same age and my Production RIR's are almost 18 weeks. It is so fun to watch them grow.
     
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    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Today I got another first egg from "Blakie", one of my BR's. I opened the coop, she was in a box, she jumped out and took a quick lap around the shed and came back into the box and about 15 minutes later, first egg. Yay. I have two layers, four to go.
     
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    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 BRs and i think they're great. theyre 23 weeks right now and each has laid 6-7 eggs/week the last two weeks. Im sure yours will do the same
     
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    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I found an egg under the perch this morning when I let them out. So I don't know if I had a second egg or another first egg. Been there for an hour at least, it was cold.
     
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    I once found an egg under one of the perches when I went to let them out in the morning....it kind of suprised me and im not sure if it was laid there or kicked there, but its never happened again.
     
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    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Ok, so I guess I have 3 laying because the egg I got Sunday morning was much bigger than the first three eggs laid. I assume it was a second egg. Then Sunday night on my way out to lock up coop, my BR who was second to lay was walking down the ramp from the boxes so I peeked in and sure enough she laid her second egg. But it was a soft shelled one so I didn't keep it. Cooked it and fed to the dog. Curious if I get one today as a second or a new first egg.
     

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