Need advice on throwing out eggs, should I or not?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkieluver_07, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Well, most of my silkie girls are either laying or broody and I wasn't getting any eggs out of them for three weeks. I've been working so my parents didn't bother to check the silkie pen for eggs. Lo and behold in just one nest box is about 15 eggs and probably 10-15 in the other boxes! I have no clue how long they've been set for and my broodies can't cover all the eggs. Last night it snowed on top the mountain so I dont want to be raising MORE chicks inside because I already have seven in the house and nine in the garage.

    So what should I do? Just toss the eggs?? I think that's what I'm going to do, but I just hate to see a developing chick die. (Also has the potential of SQ)

  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    Well, you could candle and set the ones that look like they're developing and pitch the rest. Maybe that will get it down to a reasonable number. And mark the ones you set, someone is obviously still laying!
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I was going to do that but I can't have anymore chicks this year. I can't sell them here on BYC because of a specific rule. Before I drive to work today I guess I'll just toss them because my dad shut down my incubator so the broodies will have to shut down too. Thanks for your advice!
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2009
  4. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Well since your parents advice is to see if any of your nearby chicken friends want to incubate them. If not, don't fight it, out they go. No different than having eggs for breakfast [​IMG]
  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Quote:Hmm I'm not sure if SunAngel would want to or not. [​IMG] Some are already developed so I dont know if they'd make it all the way to her house without dieing. I guess out they go. [​IMG] Oh well!

  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Aww I would have tried to hatch them, but I have about 20 eggs still in my bator finishing up a hatch this weekend.

    Already have 14 chicks in the brooder outside, 13 in the rabbit hutch inside and 21 day olds from this weekend inside lol. Not to mention 14 juvies (7 Seramas, a Silkie, a BR, an EE, 2 Amer.s and 2 mixes)!!

    I hatched a ton of chicks before selling my Frizzle roo. Just cause I couldn't stand to eat/throw away possible chickies lol.
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    So you don't want the broodies to set them either? If not I'd just toss them, if the broodies with chicks is okay, I'd go with what jenjscott said, and just keep the ones that are pbviously developing and toss the rest.
    I hadn't realized that minors couldnt' sell on here anymore, but is it possible that someone in your area could sell them on here for you? Or maybe one of your parents could get an account and sell them for you?
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2009
  8. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Quote:Well I talked to my mom and... [​IMG] I can let the broodies hatch them if I sell or give them away.

    Nope, I can't sell on here anymore, and I had positive feedback from the old system. I think my mom is going to get an account on here so she can post what I have for sale. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2009
  9. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Songster

    Jul 19, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    If only I lived closer to you, I would gladly take them off your hands. Oh well.

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