When Silkies Attack

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AngieChick, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I have succumbed to the temptation of silkies. I am weak and very susceptible to fuzziness, so it wasn't hard for them to hypnotize me with their fluffy mind control powers. Not only did I work for 2 weeks on my incubator and then primed it for days, but now I have weeks ahead of me to build a silkie tractor, tailored to their flightless fuzzballness.

    I have 2 separate egg groupings, staggered style.

    Chickenzoo sent out 12 eggs (+3 bonus eggs, yay!) on Tuesday, from Florida. They came in today in fine shape. She did an amazing job packing. My PO knocked on the door to make sure I was there before leaving them. They had put a silly little slip of paper on the front that said it was live critters in the box so that the deliveryman would treat it with care, and he did [​IMG] It was sent priority, left FL and arrived here in OR on Thursday - Wow! You can see the date of when she pulled them on the egg, just 2 days ago.

    The eggs are black, white, partridge, splash, and red silkies.

    I have more coming from silkiechicken when she decides to grace Corvallis with her presence again (Sunday or early next week). Hers are buff silkies.

    I let the eggs get to room temperature then popped them in the bator.

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    The eggs from Chickenzoo are due to move to the hatcher on April 13, and to hatch on the 16th. It's going to drive me nuts to wait a week to candle and see how they fared on their trip. [​IMG]
     
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  2. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I have silkie eggs in the 'bator as well.
    Can't wait!
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I need to make sure I use better handwriting on the eggs ! [​IMG]
    The R/B stands for Red & Buff, I have those two colors in one pen.... so you could get either one of them too. [​IMG]
     
  4. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Quote:Oh, that's great, your red and buff babies are so cute. I can't wait to see what we get. I appreciate you sending such a variety, they are like little fluffy M&Ms [​IMG]

    Those tiny cute little eggs have got to be a major pain to write on.
     
  5. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand. I succumbed to the evils of Sizzles and there's a silkie feathered one in the group to go with the curlies and smooths. I'm totally slayed. I've been possessed - I will serve the feathered five toes as a willing slave.

    In case you dare be sucked in.

    http://s520.photobucket.com/albums/w328/walkswithdog/Sizzles/

    You are required to post pictures of silkie evilness.
     
  6. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Quote:Oh, you are cruel! So far I had been able to resist frizzles' unruly hairdos (they reminded me of a 90's new wave band look), but then you had to go and show me babies! And me with a soon to be full bator, not to mention an overflowing backyard. Mean mean mean.

    I will get some fantastic pictures, DH is an excellent hobby photographer (his flickr stream http://www.flickr.com/photos/otterlove/ ). He will take baby silkie photos that will melt your eyes with their cuteness.
     
  7. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Angie you will addict a whole new generation of people to them with his photos. He's very good.

    And Angie - Sarah is still doing test hatches now and then..... Hint/Possession/Addiction/Enable......
     
  8. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Quote:LALALALALALALALAL****I can't hear you*****LALALALALALALALALA
     
  9. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LALALALALALALALAL****I can't hear you*****LALALALALALALALALA

    ::::deep evil spooky chuckle::::
     
  10. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought someones silkies really attacked. Actually, my most docile birds in the whole farm, this silkie roo came out of nowhere and drew blood on my husband's arm when he tried to take his girl's egg out. She wants to go broody and apparently he wants her too also!
     

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