Yay!!! Got our 1st egg yesterday!!!

chixrus2013

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We have 8 hens that are 21 weeks old. 2 NH Reds, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Barred Rocks and 2 Easter Eggers. One of my Barred Rocks had really developed the largest comb and wattles and they had turned very red. She also began to do the "squat" a couple of weeks ago, whenever I would reach my hands toward her. The day before yesterday I noticed that one of the nesting boxes had a nice round nest formed into the straw. Prior to that I always saw various color feathers in all 3 nesting boxes, but, nothing looking like a round nest had been formed. The day before yesterday had a clear nest formed, but, nothing in it. Yesterday, when I got home from work, there it was. A little brown egg. I'm sure it must be from that Barred Rock hen. The other Barred Rock does not have as large of a comb or wattles. None of the other 7 do the "squat" yet. Hopefully soon!!!! So exciting!! egg.png
 

chixrus2013

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May 12, 2013
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Thought I'd get another one today. Do they usually start laying everyday right away or is it intermittent at first. I've had hens before but I forget!! lol
 

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