One of my Silkie Hens laid her first egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fox, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2008
    South Carolina
    I hatched this little one myself, so I'm so proud she is now laying... something special about it!

    I thought I only had one hen, but now I'm pretty sure that two are hens. It's just that one came from a different line, so she has a tiny comb, while the others is pretty much invisible. I figured any comb meant rooster, but looks like that's not the case! Anyway... I knew you would all understand the joy of it, so I wanted to share!

    We also have Golden Comets and one RIR, and they've been laying since they were about 4-1/2 months old. My Silkies will be 6 months on the 5th of this month. The Comet/RIR eggs are big and brown, the Silkies are creamy colored and small. [​IMG] Too cute!
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    could you post a pic of it?..i'd like to see a silkie egg please...and...[​IMG]...congrats! on the egg!!!
  3. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2008
    South Carolina
    Quote:Sure! I will try to do that for you tomorrow!
  4. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    [​IMG] Congratulations!!!!! I am still waiting for my first silkie egg. I have EE's the same age and finally got my first green eggs this week!!!!! Very eggciting!!!
  5. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Northern Wisconsin
    awww! I bet it is so cute! Is it tiny? What color?
  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Congrats [​IMG]
  7. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    How exciting! I cannot wait for my first Silkie egg! My oldest are only 4 months old tomorrow so some time to go.
  8. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    My first silkies are still just babies, but I will be patiently waiting for that first egg in a few months. Congrats!
  9. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Congrats! I cant wait until I get my first I egg.
  10. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2008
    South Carolina
    Here is a picture of it...


    And here it is compared to the Comet's egg


    It's actually quite a bit smaller than the Comet egg. You would need to use two Silkie eggs for 1 regular sized egg in a recipe.

    The egg is cream colored, not white really, but cream. I thought it was actually a nice size egg for her first one!

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