Silkie eggs too small?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MomMommyMamma, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my! I am so in love with our chickens now that we have some! I think I want one of everything lol. There are so many beautiful breeds! I am currently drooling over silkies. It occured to me though, their eggs must be pretty small? Too small to use/eat? Do you keep silkies just for their cuteness? [​IMG]
     
  2. Eifelhexe

    Eifelhexe Out Of The Brooder

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    we do eat them just as other chicken eggs i just use a few more if nessasary [​IMG]
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Silkie eggs are not as small as other bantam breeds, but smaller than standard eggs. Unless you are making a white cake, you can use the same as the larger eggs. Bantam eggs have a higher percentage of yolk inside of them, so if used in a white cake it will make it appear more yellow. Other than that, they are good for the same purposes as other eggs.
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    They aren't as small as you think. My OEGBs (the size of a soda can) still lay eggs 2/3 the size of my BO eggs.

    My sizzles lay pretty big eggs too--larger than the OEGB eggs. I never know when I have a new large-breed layer. The pullet bullets are the same size as the sizzle eggs.

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    the sizzles are the little beige ones.
     
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  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I have a couple of hens who lay quite large eggs for a silkie. If I didn't know that there are no largefowl in that pen, I would suspect the eggs from them.
     
  6. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Well thank you for the info! Now I want a silkie too [​IMG]
     
  7. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Quote:You user name stresses me out. [​IMG]
     
  8. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You user name stresses me out. [​IMG]

    Ha! It's an old one. I created it a few years ago when I only had three kids and each called me by a different title. To update it I'd have to add 2 more forms of "mom". [​IMG]
     
  9. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've encountered the same thing with our hens.
    My new buff hens just started laying after a molt.. When I saw the size of the eggs I was getting I was wondering if my RIR pullets were starting to lay white eggs till today when one was inside the breeding pen where there are none of those little red things running loose!
     
  10. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of my silkies lay an egg that is as large, or almost as large, as my exhibition SLW pullet (she's been laying a few months now). The color ranges- I get a white/light brown egg from most, but my partridge birds lay a nice brown egg. None are hatchery stock, which might differ.

    One thing is silkies are NOT reliable layers. Great broodies, horrid layers (although I have the cutest blue SG pullet that is an EXCELLENT layer).
     

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