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Miss Ohio, my silkie knows something is not right.......

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LittleChickenRacingTeam, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    She came home from the fair, a week ago & layed 1 egg, & went broody.

    So today while she was out, I made a nest box & added 5 fertile banty eggs that were collected at the fair. I have no clue what breeds they are, as when we gathered eggs each day, we all put them in a box. Miss Ohio's unfertile egg is the largest one in the center.


    So when she came back inside, after pecking & squawking at the door she was a little confused by the new setup in her cage.
    I imagine this is what she was thinking....

    Hmmm, where the heck did that shoe box come from?


    Somethings not right here.


    Where the heck did all these eggs come from?


    Ok, I'll pose for 1 pic, then I have to get busy being broody.


    Now, I just gotta roll this last 1 under me.


    Now get lost, & don't bug me for 21 days.

  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Cute. Too bad you didn't grab you a couple call duck eggs while you were at it. [​IMG]
  3. leghorns_rule

    leghorns_rule Songster

    Jul 30, 2007
    syr New york
    is she the kite flying chicken????
  4. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Oh she is sooo pretty!
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's a big egg from such a little bum...
  6. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Just an Update. After 1 week, 3 of the 5 eggs appear to be fertile. [​IMG]

    This is only my 2nd attempt at hatching eggs in 7 years [​IMG] , so 2 weeks to go. [​IMG]
  7. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Good luck with the hatch [​IMG]
  8. Rebel Chicken

    Rebel Chicken Songster

    May 9, 2007
    southern Indiana
    Good luck! She seems to be doing pretty good! Can't wait to see them when they hatch!
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 10 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I love it! Can't wait for the updates.
    My male finch built a nest, then he sat in there all the time, then the female sat in there, then she must have laid an egg, now they take turns on that one egg, but he is more broody than her. He's very proud to do his duty.
  10. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    I candled for the last time today. 1 egg seems to have quit developing, but the other 2 are completely dark except for the air cell. If all goes well they should hatch this weekend. [​IMG]

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