One of my Silkie Hens laid her first egg!

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

  1. Fox

    Fox Songster

    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 Songster

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

    suenrob Songster

    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 Songster

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

    redoak Songster

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

    magsrags Songster

    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! Songster

    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 Songster

    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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