My showgirls are FINALLY laying! Woot!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MBLayfield, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I just came from the coop and my showgirls are finally laying! I got two eggs from my showgirls in January and they weren't fertile, and nothing since. Every day I check and sift through the shaving to see if any are hiding, and nothing! Today I got four! Holy cow! So in the bator they go, I'm hoping that they are fertile! If they are they will be splash! Which for me is awesome I've been working on my showgirls for sometime and this year will be F11!!! I'm so excited! Hubby just rolls his eyes and smiles that whatever kinda smile....... [​IMG]
     
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    I don't think I would put those eggs in the bator untill They've been laying for about two weeks. That way, the hatch rate will be high.
     
  3. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats on the egg laying
     
  4. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't understand, are you talking about fertility? Tell me more......
     
  5. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Quote:I don't understand, are you talking about fertility? Tell me more......

    Why wait?! What if these are fertile, you are throwing away potential babies. If I was you, I'd be setting every egg in the pen,lol. Congrats on the eggs, do you have any pics of the parent birds? I'd love to see them!
     
  6. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I agree with Jordan, usually you want to wait 2 weeks before selling them to someone. But yes, if they hatch you have showgirl babies. [​IMG]
     
  7. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are in the bator now! I don't plan on selling any of the eggs until this fall or next spring anyway so everything they lay is going in the bator.
     
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Great news! How old are your Showgirls? I have one who is five months old... I waited 8-9 months for my Silkies and I have a feeling I'll have to wait this long for Giblet!
     
  9. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My showgirls are going on two years old. I have blue, white, black and buff and partridge. They seem to come into lay for the season really slowly. Once it warms up and is sunnier, they lay better obviously, it seems to have been a long time coming this year. I'm just excited that they are finally laying. I've been waiting and waiting for them to lay so I can hatch their eggs. Last year they weren't penned separately, this year they all are by color. So, its been alot of hard work to get here, and I just can't wait to see their babies....
     

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