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Old 12-27-2007, 08:50 AM   #1
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My first egg!

Some of you know I have chickens and some of you know they are my first and that I've been waiting well past the time they should have started laying to get my first egg from my flock of five......

Well, today was the day! I opened their nest box door like I do every morning after I let them into their run and there it was! At exactly 31 weeks old. Later this morning it will be an egg in a frame (basket) with homemade bread. Well, it's exciting stuff for me anyway.

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Old 12-27-2007, 08:56 AM   #2
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how eggciting!

(sorry, i was just beating k.t.e. or buck to it. )
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:56 AM   #3
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It's a lovely egg Pacanis!! I love eggs and I hope you enjoy your "first"!!
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:56 AM   #4
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That's really exciting. Congratulations!
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:29 AM   #5
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eggciting?
Nothing wrong with a little egg humor

Thanks. It's pretty special for me anyway. Last night I was thinking these have to be the luckiest chickens in the world for the care they get and they don't have to do anything to earn their keep. I was getting tired of everyone asking me if I had eggs yet, too.
Funny how the little things can brighten up a dreary day.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:51 AM   #6
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cool congrats
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:33 AM   #7
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Wow, I'm really impressed, pacanis! And really jealous. I wanna have fresh eggs, too. Now I'm off to find out if I can have chickens inside the city limits.

BTW, Did you take a picture of your egg in a frame? Talk about fresh - just-laid egg in a slice of home made bread!! Way to go!!!
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It is exciting!! We had chickens for awhile and that first egg is
WONDERFUL!! Soon you'll have more than you can use. I hope you have lots of neighbors to share them with. :)
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Fresh eggs right out of the chicken is the best.The yolks will be almost orange plus you can control what they eat making them a better egg.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:12 PM   #10
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eggciting?
Nothing wrong with a little egg humor

lol, pacanis. i doubt anyone else got that. there's a place in jersey called little egg harbor.


how often will they begin to lay eggs now? do you have to increase calcium, d3, and sunlight exposure now?
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