The 14 month egg-wait is OVER!!! Freida delivers at long last!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ADozenGirlz, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. ADozenGirlz

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    Our 14 month old Silkie, Frieda, FINALLY laid her first egg today! [​IMG] She went broody this summer during the hottest summer in Connecticut history and brooded out one chick in the opressive heat of the nest box (I'm breaking out in a sweat just thinking about it).
    She laid her first "real" egg tonight (although there have been several soft-shelled eggs broken on the droppings board this week, they don't count). Now, if I can just get her to lay the egg IN a NESTING BOX versus in front of the compost heap....[​IMG]
    Freida, this is your life:
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    Here she was at 6 months old, just taunting me with the fact that she had no intention of doing anything in that nesting box for a looong time!
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    Someone pooped on her, so she needed a bath in the dead of winter. "Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up":
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    At 8 months old, just a pretty lawn ornament:
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    She has been a wonderful broody, I must say. Freida with Silver Spangled Hamburg baby Greta @ 1 day old.
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  2. Happy Chooks

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    [​IMG] Way to go Freida! It's about darn time! [​IMG]
     
  3. pgpoultry

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    Well congratulations to Frieda.

    She has discovered what most people keep hens for.

    Sandie
     
  4. 3chimama

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    She is just a doll! ;D
     
  5. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Apparently she was of the impression that we kept her for aesthetic reasons alone. We have since disabused her of that notion!
     
  6. Tangeygirl

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    Woohoo Freida! [​IMG]

    She's gorgeous!
     
  7. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Thanks! (which is the quiet corner, north west?)
     
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  8. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go Freida, she is gorgeous!!
    I am confused now as I thought only male silkies had wattles but there are Freida's in all theit glory lol!
    Another question if you don't mind me asking?? Are Freida's eggs bigger than a bantams and are they white-ish??
    Its just that I had a white egg in my nesting box today and yesterday and my other chickens (mostly blackrocks) lay brown eggs. I thought it would be too big for my silkie??
     
  9. Tangeygirl

    Tangeygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks! (which is the quiet corner, north west?)

    Northeast [​IMG] Plainfield to be exact.
     
  10. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Thanks. She's my only Silkie. Her eggs are slightly bigger than my bantam Cochin Frizzle's eggs, which are pictured to the right of Freida's eggs in the egg carton photo, above. But they're definitely smaller than my LF breeds. And yes, they are a very light brown, almost white color.
     

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