Well, I removed the eggs. Margie is so upset. She's wandering around, clucking like she's trying to call her eggs back. I feel bad, but I don't want to risk an 'eggsplosion'.
I performed an eggtopsy (sorry for all the egg puns, but that's a term I've seen on here before!). None of them popped, thankfully. Of the 9 eggs, 3 were greenish and rotten, and another was kind of grayish and rotten. 2 more looked almost scrambled, like the yolk had mixed in with the white somehow? They were not shipped eggs and were never shaken, so I'm not sure how that happened. Not a single egg was fertile.
So I guess this means that Po is officially and totally gone. I will miss him and I so regret that I made the mistake that cost him his life.
Thanks, everyone, for putting up with me for the past few weeks.
I am so sorry! Silkies need to be in the dictionary under broody, no kidding.
So, anyone want an Easter Egger cockerel? I don't know if he's technically a rooster yet. I think he's about 4 to 6 mo. old, roughly. He hasn't been heard to crow, nor been seen doing any rooser-ish things to the hens.
I thought I'd give the community the opportunity to give him a long life making more chickens, in case anyone wants him. If not, I'm sure he'll make a nice stew. A small stew, you know, but a nice one.
PM me if you're interested!
ETA - FREE! If you come pick him up. I465 and Rockville (US36) approximatly
Claimed! Thank you all for playing!
Does anyone want a lavender male guinea? He's our only remaining guinea and he's worn out my patience. I just got the sweetest birds from Brad and he is beating up the cochin without mercy. He hasn't actually hurt her yet, but I'm worried it's just a matter of time. I actually locked him out of the coop last night I was so mad. He's meaner than dirt and he needs to go. Perhaps he'd do better with other guineas to keep him in line?
I may know someone... let me find out.