First Egg!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BurkesCreek, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. BurkesCreek

    BurkesCreek In the Brooder

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    My Silkie just laid her first egg today (I don’t know if it’s her first ever, but it’s her first with me and my first with my own flock!). I’m so excited!!! I just don’t know if she is going to sit on it. Seems she hasn’t been back to it since laying it. How long should I wait to see if she is going to? Or should I bring it in and go get an incubator?
     
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  2. Shamo Hybrid

    Shamo Hybrid Chirping

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    I hope you have a rooster somewhere, if not you're going to waste money on that incubator, hahaha.
     
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  3. staceyj

    staceyj Free Ranging

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    It’s always an exciting day!
    Congratulations! :celebrate
     
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  4. BurkesCreek

    BurkesCreek In the Brooder

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    Hahaa... it’s safe to assume there is a rooster somewhere! Thank you... It is so exciting!!! I’m trying to talk hubby into getting me an incubator!

    I’m still learning so much. :love
     
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  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congrats on the first egg.
    She isn't going to sit on it unless she is broody and if she is laying then she isn't broody.
    :confused:
     
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  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    Congratulations!!
     
  7. BurkesCreek

    BurkesCreek In the Brooder

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    Thank you all! Our excitement was short lived. We brought the egg in to store until we got an incubator... we’ll my son wanted to “check on” the egg... and broke it. :hit Poor boy was devastated because he was just as excited as we were!! I couldn’t be mad at him :love She’ll lay another egg! ;)
     
  8. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    Aww, that happens!
     
  9. BurkesCreek

    BurkesCreek In the Brooder

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    Yes... it does. I’m sure I’ll lose a lot more and it will be sad... but that’s how this goes! I’ve lost a total of 10 chicks so far since starting my flock. It’s always sad
     

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