Wednesday, 17 February 2010

New Arrival



My first egg. It is beautifully oval in shape with almost smooth 
surface.  It weighs in at  a tiny 30 gms  




The egg on the left is mine  note the darker shell
not as dark as some Barnevelders but ok for a first egg.
The other brown egg is from a local egg supplier.  

It is a little like your birthday, you know you have presents coming, you do not know what they may contain.  I have to wait until my DH is up to share the cracking of our first egg.  To check how thick the shell is, how firm the white and how golden the yolk...
drum roll  ....

There is a blood spot and a little white ring area on top right
Does anyone have any ideas what the white ring may be?



                      Look at this lovely fresh egg, sitting upright almost on its white.  Only problem is the shell is quite thin.  Is this normal for newly laying chickens?  Any help greatly appreciated.

11 comments:

JOC said...

Congratulations Aussie, I thought it would have to be this week. I've been reading a poultry internet site and apparently all sorts of oddities can happen when they first start laying. It's like they're teenagers and their hormones are all mixed up. I have eggs with no shells occasionally, they look like water balloons so I googled eggs with no shells and found a really helpful site.
Enjoy,
JOC

Debbie said...

Looks like your chooks have finally started to lay. The white ring might be a bit of the membrane from inside the shell if not I don't know sorry.

greenfumb said...

Congratulations!

I'm pretty sure the first eggs can be thin shelled or even have soft shells, not sure about the white spot though. If you have any chook questions try the Andy Vardy BYP forum, its amazingly informative.

Deanna said...

wow !! that is a VERY impressive first egg !! Congratulations !
Re your questions - Sorry I am in the totally ignorant category at the moment so I can offer you no advice at all...
great news that you are home.

Barb. said...

Is this what you mean Aussiemade?
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008



Barb.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am useless in this sort of thing. JOC is right...you can look it up on the computer. Actually, I think you can look anything up! :)
Good luck..
Mona

jaz@octoberfarm said...

congrats on your first egg...my dream come true. one of these days maybe i can have chooks. let us know if you find out what the white ring is. i've never seen that before. sorry about not being ablt to read my lemon loaf recipe. check out my post later today and i will have it up so you can read it clearly!

Debbie said...

I have an award for you drop by when you have a chance and pick it up

Aussiemade said...

Joc you are astounding lol.

Debbie thankyou for that link yes it is exactly like that. Such a help.
Greenfumb thankyou for your information, and forum.

Mona your comments bought a smile to my face. I guess the internet replaces the dictionary for looking up bad words..lol
Jaz thankyou for your ensuring I have access to your recipe cake for lemon cake, my mouth is watering just looking at the recipe!

Jane said...

Hi, I just gave you an award - hope you get a moment to swing by my blog and pick it up :) - Jane

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I can tell you are really, really into what you are doing. Sounds like you are enjoying your first egg laying experience with your hens. :) It's been a long time and I have forgotten anything I ever knew, which wasn't much in the first place. They layed, I picked them out of the nests...done.
It HAS to interesting and a lot of fun. Worrisome? Probably a bit of that too. :)
Enjoy!
Hugs,
Mona