My Broody did it.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Barnyard, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Let me tell you, when people say that silkie's are the best broody's, they were right. I have a silkie hen that laid 2 silkie eggs and then went broody.
    I have a silver spangled hamburg hen in the pen with the silkie's because she has no friends, lol. Needless to say, the ssh hen laid in the silkie nest box and she stole that egg. Well she seemed pretty determined and me being the big push over that I am, I let her sit on 2 ssh x silkie eggs. I didn't think it was hatch time yet, but I went to check on her and the eggs today and as I lifted her up I heard a little chirp. This is what I found.....

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    the cutest little chick ever. I am so excited.
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. minifarm8

    minifarm8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way to go! Very cute
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    What a cutie!
    Can't wait to see how she looks as she matures!!
     
  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Thanks everbody. I didn't realize the picture was blurry. I will try and fix that. I took it with my cell phone.
    Oh I forgot to say that the other chick is just about out of the egg [​IMG]


    wegotchickens: I am dieing to see what she is going to look like. right now it looks like a silkie.
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    My silkie / ? cross looked like a silkie chick, but didn't later on. I'll see if I can post before & after pics. Maybe you can help my identify the 'other' half [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Congrats.
     
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Here's Mystery as a chick:
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    Here's Mysery with her d'Uccle pals yesterday:
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    And here's Mystery a few weeks ago, dustbathing:
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    The pictures don't capture it, but she has silkie feet (5 toes, black skin), and the feathers on her feet are smooth like d'Uccles feathers.
     
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Congrats, nice little chick, I have some silkie hens coming soon. just want a natural incubator like you have.

    AL
     
  10. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Just wanted to let you all know that the second little chick hatched and is doing great!! I will post pic's later. Oh and 1 little detail before I go. The first little chick has normal skin, 5 toes and no feather feet, the 2nd little chick has black skin and 5 toes and feather feet, so I am wondering if the second little chick is pure silkie and not a cross?? Ok gotta run....
     

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