Finally, I am doing the Happy Dance, Fertile Black Silkie eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BamaChicken, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    What a year. I lost my best black show birds to an Owl last Nov. I only had 9 eggs saved and hatched 8 All cockerels except for one. I kept 2 cockerels but in the meantime I bought another black Cock from a breeder and he was gorgeous but I never got a fertile egg. I tried to watch him and figure out what was going on and I figured out he couldn't see. I cut the feathers all back and it was worse than I suspected. He was blind. I culled him and have been waiting a whole year for fertile eggs. I have done test hatch three or four different times and finally. I set about 9 black silkie eggs and on day 6 I have swimmers in everyone. Whoooo Hooo. 15 days and I will have me some black silkie chicks.\\Just had to share
  2. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    Nor Cal
  3. lostsoulhelpmejebus

    lostsoulhelpmejebus Incubating Fool

    Sep 23, 2008
    Roanoke, Illinois
    That is wonderful!

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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress


    I know how you feel.....when I finally had a fertile Blue Wyandotte egg I was jumping up and down too!!
  5. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Can we see a youtube video of Julie doing the Happy Dance? LOL. Congrats!
  7. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Well Cyn, it would be entertaining but noooo, I think I will pass. I am so happy. Thanks everyone. I am sure I will be posting pictures of baby coneheads.
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Wooo Hoooo

    If you need a test hatcher I am at your service. [​IMG]
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    That's great! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Wonderful! I am so happy for you!

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