My first bantam (silkie) egg!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by teach1rusl, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Just celebrating because my little silkie Tinkerbell FINALLY laid an egg - she's 24 weeks old (the latest my big girls laid was 21.5 weeks). [​IMG]
    Still waiting on my little d'uccle pullet (23 weeks) and my other silkie. I went out to let the little girls out this morning and there was Tinkerbell on the nest, sitting on the fake wooden egg - concentrating hard (offered her a bit of scratch on the nest and she totally ignored it). Less than 5 minutes later she was standing up to let the egg pass - no egg song though...just a bit of bedding over the shoulder and she hopped out. Such a cute egg - perfect! [​IMG]

    Her egg is in the center of the line-up:
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    And here's my sweet little Tinkerbell - the blue one:
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  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

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    Congratulations!!!
     
  3. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Songster

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    [​IMG] Congratulations!!!
     
  4. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chirping

  5. PulletSurpriseWinner

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    WOW, they really do lay perfect little mini eggs! Well done, Tinkerbell.

    Is the tiny pullet between her and the red Silkie your d'Uccle? She's way cute!
     
  6. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
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    Congratulations!!! I can't wait till mine lays. I have been waiting to see a mini egg. You think 24 weeks is long mine is right around 8 months and still nothing. I do know she is a female. I guess just slow.

    Anyway, I love the coloring of your silkie and YAH!! MINI EGGS!!!!
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Thanks guys! Only chicken folk understand the excitement of first eggs [​IMG]
    Pulletsurprise - yes, she's a d'uccle [​IMG] I knew silkies were late bloomers, but I figure little birds like d'uccles, oegb, etc. would be early layers [​IMG]
    Hennyhandler - my little red pullet will probably take that long [​IMG] cause there's not squatting or anything, and my mature rooster acts as if she isn't even there... [​IMG]
     

  8. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
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    Isn't the wait awful sometimes? I am hoping she gets to it. I love the coloring of that red one though. It's such a deep color. Verrrrry nice![​IMG]
     
  9. KBUGS

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    So cute! So eggciting huh?
     

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