Why I Will Never Incubate SILKIE Eggs Again

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joebryant, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I have bbs Orpingtons. Last spring I had one silkie hen, so I ordered six silkie eggs when she went broody. After I put them under her, it occurred to me that if I ended up with three roosters, I'd have a BIG problem. I already had one loud-mouth-never-stop-crowing blue Orpington rooster, and I could never have a silkie rooster to join in with him for a duet. Worst yet, even though I give away bbs Orpington rooster with no questions asked about their possible future, I could NEVER give away a silkie rooster without 100% assurance that he would have a good, long life. Fortunately, the USPS evidently played football with the six eggs, and only one hatched. I was more than overjoyeed when she laid an egg instead of crowing because until her egg came, I had no idea whether she was a hen or a rooster.
    So, for me, increasing my silkie population will only be done by my buying silkie hens that are already laying eggs.
     
  2. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Silkie softtouch?
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Nooooooooooooo, it's because silkies aren't chickens.
     
  4. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    OK explain to me???????
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What part of "silkies are not chickens" did you not understand?
     
  6. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    the not chickens part
     
  7. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    HAAAAAAAAAAA.

    She just is not getting it! Evidently she has no silkies.[​IMG]
     
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:You've evidently been misinformed or believe stuff you read on the internet.
     
  9. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    They are evil fuzzy little creatures but they are not chickens. That is what my FIL says. He saw Paris my silkie hen in the run and said, "What the heck is that?" A chicken Dad, what does it look like? "Well it sure doesn't look like a chicken" [​IMG]
     
  10. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Really? They taste just like chicken???
     

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