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I think I got my first Silkie egg, but not sure

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by madicakes, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. madicakes

    madicakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wish I would have taken a photo. This egg was a lighter tan and smaller than my other new eggs. It also, when I cracked it open, had a "normal" sized yolk, but much less egg white around it. Does that sound like it could be a silkie egg? I had not seen one that looked like this one before, which leads me to believe that it's not from one of my other newly laying hens.
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, probably... If it was a pullet egg from a normal sized hen chances are the yolk would have been smaller. It's a bit of a Silkie thing as far as my experience goes to have normal sized (or close to it) yolks in smaller eggs, just with less whites.

    Checking the vents of the hens will tell you for sure if one is laying though.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. madicakes

    madicakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! I thought I had read that about silkie eggs as well. I have been tempted to try the food coloring in the vent thing to see which ones are laying which eggs, but I'm afraid of doing something to them that will hurt them.
     
  4. chooks4life

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  5. madicakes

    madicakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! Thank you so much for all of the great information Chooks!

    I should be able to hang around the coop next weekend and maybe get an idea of who is laying what. I'm also looking into borrowing a game cam from a friend for a couple weeks.
     
  6. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    You're welcome. Sounds like you've got this sorted. :)

    Best wishes.
     

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