YEAH!! FINALLY! First eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by allison finch, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. allison finch

    allison finch Songster

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    My silkie/cochin crosses finally started laying. Their songs are loud and long! On the first day, I found two tiny eggs. Over a couple of days, they have gotten a bit bigger.

    The first two in one day, in the nest with plastic eggs;

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    The second egg

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    The progression. The top left is the original egg. they proceed along, getting a bit bigger. The last one (bottom left) is a store bought large, for comparison.

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    I don't notice a lot of difference in taste with store bought eggs. The yolks aren't as orange as I expected. Although they do not free roam, they get lots of treats including high protein treats. Hmmm.......
     

  2. Luvducks

    Luvducks Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Great News! I was so Happy and excited when I got my First egg last month. I have since put five in the bator. I also have silkies and one cochin hen. Cannot wait to see if they hatch next week.

    Have Fun!
     
  3. Congratulations on your first eggs. Always a proud moment for all of us.
     
  4. Interesting to hear that you don't see a lot of difference between yours and the storebought eggs. I keep hearing there's no comparison.

    Congrats on your first eggs!
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    congrats that is so awesome. I am still waiting for my girls to lay first eggs-how old is yours?? Mine are 5 months old now...woo-hooo that little egg is so cute!
     

  6. allison finch

    allison finch Songster

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    My four EE hens are 4+ months old. The silkie/cochins are 5+ months old. I far as I've seen, only the silkie crosses are laying.

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  7. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Congrats!! If you can let them free range for just a couple of hours a day-close to roost time always works for me, you'll greatly improve the color and taste of your eggs. Just a thought! [​IMG]
     
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] congrats!!!!!! I thought having access to bugs, weeds and grass makes a bit of a difference in yolk color, flavor???? Also the knowledge that you know how your chickens are fed and housed and treated makes it all worthwhile.....[​IMG]
     

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