YAY! Pullet started laying!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silkiechicken, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I've been on egg shortage for weeks! Now one of my two pullets that are of laying age just started! One is a white leghorn and the other is a silver laced wyandotte. Not sure who layed the egg though... It looks exactally like a silkie egg. Just slightly tined. I thought the wyandotte would lay brown eggs? Else my leghorn is laying some really tinted eggs!
     
  2. Citychick

    Citychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Ours laid their first egg on the 4th and another today! The kids are thrilled!
     
  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WAAAAAHHH! My girls are not laying yet. They will be 18 weeks this coming Sunday. I so can't wait!
    Congrats to y'all!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Mine will be 17 weeks Saturday.....I cant waite...no...I CAN waite...I dont even have the nest boxes in there yet! LOL I guess I better get it going!
     
  5. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    mine are only 10 weeks:( i guess i have ages to wait! They are production birds though so hopefull they will lay nice and soon!
     
  6. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Mine will be 18 weeks this coming Monday and I've been checking the nesting boxes twice a day - yes, pathetic I know. My husband comes home from work every day asking, "Any eggs yet?" I've told him that it will probably be the end of July or beginning of August, yet we both hope for just one egg every day. PATHETIC!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. greenacre

    greenacre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My big girl laid her first egg today!!! My daughter found it in some mulch...thank goodness she did or we never would have known. We were cheering and all so excited that we called all our friends! They were just as excited as us (all city dwellers). Tweety's face did seem particularly red yesterday, but since I am new to chicken raising, I didn't know that could be a sign of an egg on its way. We weren't expecting eggs yet since the store told us she was 1 week when we got her, so that means she would be 15 weeks today (seems very doubtful to me). I thought it would be small, but the egg is actually normal size. I am just SOOOO proud of her! [​IMG] I had no idea that having chickens around would be so rewarding, fun, and entertaining all at the same time.
     
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Yippy!! It's so exciting when they start laying!
     

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