YEA! I finally get to post on here! My first egg this weekend!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by livinggreen, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. livinggreen

    livinggreen In the Brooder

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    Two of my 3 RIR's started laying this weekend at 24 weeks! I went out to feed them on sat. morning and there it was, right in the nesting box where it was supposed to be. The funny thing was that all 3 of them were surrounding it looking at it and making all kinds of noise. Then the other one layed her first one that same day...we got 4 altogether this weekend and another one this morning! yippee! Ironically, the older one (26 weeks) hasn't shown any interest in laying and doesn't even have a red comb yet.
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Congrats!!! [​IMG]

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  3. bassfishrman

    bassfishrman In the Brooder

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    I have 3 RIR that are the same age and 1 of them layed its first egg 3 weeks ago and has layed every day since. The other 2 haven't even thought about it yet. All of them are different.
     
  4. MamaSue

    MamaSue Hatching

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    Congratulations!! One of my RIRs also laid her first egg this weekend. At 24 weeks. She was so noisy that morning!! but then I noticed the straw in the nesting box was kind of like in a circle -- like a crop circle! Anyway, I thought something might be going on and sure enough, when I checked about two hours later, there was an egg! Brown with some white speckles. Good size! Compares with the "extra large" I have in the refrigerator. Hopefully won't be buying from the store too much longer. I have another RIR and two Austrolorps.
     
  5. MamaSue

    MamaSue Hatching

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    OOPS! I better start looking at the dates of these posts!!
     

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