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Silkies First Egg!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by IonaFarm, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. IonaFarm

    IonaFarm In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2010
    My little black silkie, Ebony, laid her 1st egg today!! It's so cute and tiny![​IMG]

    I got her in March from the assorted bantams bin at the farm supply store. The man working there said they rarely send silkies. If he had known there was one in there he would have got it out for his granddaughter. 1st come, 1st serve.

    Anyway, my husband saw my bantam cochin roo mating with her last week. Is it posible that this egg is fertile? If so I have a bantam cochin thats sitting on her own eggs right now. Can I put it under her to see what happens?

    Still new to all this chicken breeding so any info would be appreciated.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2010
  2. CindyG

    CindyG Songster

    I'm no expert, my girls aren't even laying yet, but I would say "why not?" You'll be able to have a look in a few days and see if it's developing.
  3. rosiethechicken

    rosiethechicken Songster

    Aug 2, 2010
    Lot of people on this forum suggest not to try to hatch the first few eggs.
    They may hatch, but theory is its better to have the chicken mature
    enough to produce proper egg size for hatching.
  4. stampntam

    stampntam Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    Spring Grove, PA
    would love to see a picture of the egg!!

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