OMG - silkie's first egg?? or a fart?? (UPDATE & QUESTION)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by technodoll, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found this little (tiny!!) white egg in a corner of the outside run, on the ground, about an hour ago -it was NOT there earlier this afternoon as I always check everything - could this possibly be my one and only silkie pullet's first egg?? She's about 7 to 8 months old, not really sure... [​IMG]

    I got six brown eggs from the other girls today (I have 10 pullets of laying age in all).

    All other hens are red and black sex links and lay lovely brown eggs... I had been getting a few small eggs the past couple of weeks and thought that maybe it was from the silkie but now I find this!

    OR IS IT A FART??

    Can a brown egg-layer lay white farts?

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    (I have small hands, the egg on the left is big but not jumbo! the white egg really is tiny, DH laughed and said what the heck are we supposed to do with that?!)

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    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  2. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a egg to me, thats how small mine are!
     
  3. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep! Silkie egg!!
     
  4. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG I'm so happy!! finally after 3.5 months!!

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  5. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a silkie egg alright...
     
  6. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope the eggs get bigger as she gets more practice because they are useless at this size, like a pigeon egg or something [​IMG]

    Do they? [​IMG]
     
  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    yes they will get a bit bigger like any pullet egg that starts off quite a bit smaller than it ends up being after several months. Some of my silkies are so small one in particular that her first few eggs were the size of quail eggs. Now they are almost twice that size but are more long than round.

    Congrats!
     
  8. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks again so much everyone, i am just so thrilled no matter the size of the egg, such a good girl she is!

    although I will have to carefully check the run and coop every day now as I don't know WHERE or WHEN she will lay more eggs... if I catch her getting ready to lay again I will put her in a one of the nesting boxes, of course. Silly girl [​IMG]

    if i remember correctly, silkies lay 3 to 4 eggs per week on average once they get going?
     
  9. Maureen&chickens

    Maureen&chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie is 6 months and she lays an egg that size just about every day for the last 3 weeks. Every afternoon she snuggles into the nesting boxes and lays one just like that. We've discovered for recipes that you can use 2 of her eggs for every 1 needed in the recipe. Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  10. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well today I found my little silkie rummaging around in the nesting boxes late in the afternoon, she was digging and trying to make a nest in each one, getting in and out - finally I went back in the coop at 5pm as it was starting to get dark: no egg, but Blossom (the silkie) was up on the roost ready for the night.

    I turned on the light to check things one last time, she flew down and went back up in the nesting boxes again, making a fuss and clucking - this is about 26 hours after her first egg, which she laid outside yesterday.

    I left the light on and returned 45 minutes later, she was back up on the roost (no egg in sight) so I turned the light off so the rest of the flock could get ready for the night.

    Could she have an egg stuck inside her??

    I was so sure she would lay her 2nd egg with her behaviour but nothing -

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