I got a silkie egg today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gapeachy, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    I think I got a silkie egg today...it was in the silkie pin.....it was small but not real small and it was white not brown.......it was either a silkie or one of the young RIR started laying....they are 5 months...but I think it was a silkie....I am so excited....I am going to let her keep laying and see if she will set
  2. LyonFuzz

    LyonFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2008
    South Lyon, Michigan
    Congratulations! I hope it 's the first of many:)
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
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    CONGRATS on the egg [​IMG]
  4. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY

    Congrats on the egg!

    I have Silkie hens and they lay small eggs but larger than the usual Bantam egg, so yours is probably from the Silkie. The color I have been getting is more an ivory than a pure white. The best way to tell is to compare it to a pure white egg, such as one from a Leghorn.

    I have never had any of my RIR's lay an egg that could be mistaken for white, they are always definately brown, even though some are lighter than others.

    Hope she will set (she probably will)--good luck! Genie

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