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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    My silkie/EE mix had only been laying maybe a week when I put one of her eggs under the pigeon. Is that normal or just good luck that it hatched? I saw the hen being mounted several times by my 1 yo silkie rooster
     
  2. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    First eggs will hatch if they are fertile. The eggs may not be the ideal size, and hatch percentages may be lower, but first eggs will hatch
     
  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    [​IMG]I'm so glad it hatched.

    I know if you breed an aggressive rooster, his offspring will be aggressive. If you breed a skittish rooster or hen will their offspring be skittish?
     
  4. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    I think a lot of that depends on the handler. I'm sure it can be hereditary, but you would think some of it could be controlled by environment
     
  5. sideWing

    sideWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were only laying for about a week/ week and a half so I'm guessing that's why some of them are not making it. I will have to try another batch.
     
  6. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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  7. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it looks like about 3-4 weeks after the first egg laid you should get consistent results based on results from 4 people 1 less than 2 weeks, 1 3-4 weeks and 2 5 weeks +
     
  8. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow the lav am breeder thread is very good. I'm going to get up and check my incubator now- I told you I can't do the blue corner thing!
     
  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Thanks for all the compliments on my Lav Orp roo... I gotta go back through and will respond to the questions in a bit...

    Just wanted to say, I love this thread... good people, good attitudes and great sharing, listening and learning...

    :thumbsup
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Can you start with SC??? [​IMG]
     
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