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And now a really obvious question- first egg?

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Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of chickens.


We had our gingernut girls at the beginning of September and they all came into lay within about 3 weeks, although I think the dark days may have an impact on this.


I'm sure someone will be along soon to confirm this.



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My girls arrived mid December and Betty (gingernut) has from last weekend started laying daily. Her first egg was the weekend before last and I thought she was quite poorly! She wasn't bossing the others like normal and she laid it in the corner by our garage door! The second she laid in a washing up bowl in the outside sink! I worried that I would have to play hunt the egg but she is now laying in the Eglu.

I had my first egg as a dippy egg with soldiers! It was EGGcellent!:D

Someone on the forum suggested that if I wanted them soft-boiled then to wait a couple of days then the shell comes away more easily.



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