First Eggs!!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wilsonloria, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. wilsonloria

    wilsonloria Out Of The Brooder

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    My little Silkie 5-1/2 months old Silkie flock has their first eggs!!!! Egg-citing!!!! Lori
     
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  2. mistifier99

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    I get very excited when that happens too!
     
  3. wilsonloria

    wilsonloria Out Of The Brooder

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    I love the emoticons!!!! Thank you for sharing!
     
  4. mistifier99

    mistifier99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wait till you hatch chickens.. I am currently sitting next to my newly hatched ones, waiting for anymore to pop out of their eggs, so I can put them under a lamp.

    Talk about being excited.
     
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  5. wilsonloria

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    [​IMG] :) My 5 year old grandson wants them to be baby chicks. Do I just leave the eggs there and they will incubate them?
     
  6. mistifier99

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    I personally don't trust my silkie to sit there, but mine is a bit dumb. I have an incubator. They are quite pricey brand new, but if you can pick up a second hand one, they are fairly good.

    You also have to have a rooster, that is active, and they have to be fertilised eggs.

    I would wait a little while before you try and hatch any if your hens have only just started laying, as I highly doubt they are fertilised (though I am not an expert on this topic)
     

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