MY SILKIE LAID HER FIRST EGG!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Southern Chickens, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] My little white silkie laid her first egg on Friday. She laid another one yesterday. I am so egg-cited!![​IMG]
    I have had her from a chick. I can't wait to see her chicks.
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  2. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear Out Of The Brooder

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    awww yay . Whats her name? Are silkies good layers?
     
  3. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her name is Janet. My rooster is named Jack, and the other hen is Chrissy. Like from Three's Company. I guess I should go take pictures of her. They lay OK, but they are known for being the best sitter of eggs. When I was a kid I had two silkie hens, Lavern & Shirley, that sat on all the eggs I hatched out. One year they both sat for 6 months! I would just keep taking the eggs from them and putting new eggs under them.
    I did let them raise the last batch. They must have thought, What is wrong with these eggs!! It didn't take this long the last time!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear Out Of The Brooder

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    lol i heard they make excellent companions too! I'm ordering 2 blue and white silkie chicks next week or so! I cant wait!
    Any advice?
     
  5. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are great pets, I just love mine. Check them for mites. They are more apt to have mites than other breeds. I dust mine with sevin dust. Here they are:
    Janet is the bigger hen and I'm sure you can tell which one's Jack.
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    The little eggs:
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    Jack
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    Janet
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    Chrissy (on left, very camera shy)

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  6. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear Out Of The Brooder

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    hahaha awwwww. I love how they are so puffy! they dont even look like chickens at times [​IMG] Beautiful flock of silkies!
     
  7. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Woohoo! Way to go Janet! [​IMG]
     
  8. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    My next door neighbor told me the other day that he loves seeing my "french poodle" chickens in his back yard! [​IMG]
     
  9. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    [​IMG] 'french poodle chickens' !! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some blue and some black silkies in the bator. Some may be frizzled too. I can't wait to see them Hope they hatch. This is my first time hatching chicks. You have some beautiful birds. I want some white ones now.

    Marie
     

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