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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dgeter, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. dgeter

    dgeter Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    My Coop
    I have 2 questions about my chickens..

    1st. How do you know when eggs are fertile? It seems like my chicken is staying on some eggs but I know shes left to go outside a few times. Normally I take the eggs but I figured Id leave em just in case.

    2nd. I have a silkie that is shaped like a hen and makes the noises of a hen.. but I just took a close look at Pooper and he/she has waddles? And I thought I saw her/him being broody and possibly laying eggs. Can hens have waddles? I didnt think they could!

    Anyway, Thanks for the help!

  2. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    Quote:Read this: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008

    Quote:Some silkies are bearded, some aren't. Some of the ones that aren't bearded have pretty big wattles... especially if they are just pet quality/hatchery quality birds. I have a silkie hen with wattles. I also have 2 silkie roos... one with a straight comb & one with a screwy type of rose comb or something. I don't breed those guys. My point is... just depends on breeding & the individual bird, that's all.
    Good Luck with your broody transgendered bird! LOL!

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