My silkie layed her very FIRST egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PrinceSandwich, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm silkie layed an egg! her very first one! I'm going to collect them for a while and then put them all back in with her (in a nest box of some kind) and hope she goes broody! [​IMG]


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  2. smileyfacecat

    smileyfacecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Thortherooster

    Thortherooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is she?
     
  4. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:CONGRATS!! But remember, if it's too cold there, the eggs will freeze and be no good. So, just keep an eye on the temps! [​IMG]
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    YAY!!! And it's a pretty one, too!
     
  7. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [email protected]@2four :

    Quote:CONGRATS!! But remember, if it's too cold there, the eggs will freeze and be no good. So, just keep an eye on the temps! [​IMG]

    They live in the garage for now so luckily I don't think I'll have to worry about that.​
     
  8. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:About seven months
     
  9. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does any one know if the first or second egg a chickens lays will be fertil? or does it take some time?
     
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Here's a great use for those silkie eggs:

    Pink Pickled Eggs with Beets


    Marjorie Norcross's (Anne's mom) "Pink Pickled Eggs with Beets"

    6 eggs (Anne replaces the "6 eggs" with a dozen silkie eggs)
    1 large can of sliced beets with juice
    1 cup cider vinegar
    4 garlic clove, crushed
    1 bay leaf
    1/4 tsp. allspice
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 +/- tsp. of black pepper

    Hard cook the eggs, plunge into cold water, and shell immediately.
    Put the eggs into a large glass jar. Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over the eggs.
    Cover and refrigerate for at least eight hours.

    Anne often adds a jalapeno pepper and sliced onion to the mixture.
     

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