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Ok so I'm studying my book again, yes I'm a bookworm lol.. anyways it said bantams should have a higher humidity during hatch time because they lose more then normal size eggs. For those here who hatch silkies what do you keep your humidity at during hatch time? Also I'm going to cross post this lol. smile.png thanks.
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Both of my broodies that I let sit last fall (Black Jap Bantam and my Spitzhauben) absolutely would not sit if I moved them.

 

 

 

 

 

Amy I been lucky, I have moved Many chickens(72 in the last year or so---150 in the last 3 years), many different breeds, but no Japs or Spitzhauben yet and have never had a problem with them accepting the move----I am sure you have read the way I do it------it that about the way you move yours or you have a different method??

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My silkie's lay about 30 gram eggs compared to a average chicken RIR egg at 50  to 55 grams. Might get some a little bigger as well as a little smaller.

I run the humidity around 35 for the incubation and 70ish for the hatch.

These last silkie eggs I had were small small....lol I've never weighed by grams. I want to get a kitchen scale, but haven't yet. I do have the old timey egg scales that tell if they are small/med/lg/ex lg and each category has oz markings, but I've never paid much attention.

Really?? That's interesting. I don't think I've seen anyone using a cabnit bator run that low. I go 30-35% in my styro.  My pet quality silkies lay a normal size egg.

 

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Meant to tell you, I got a message from the couple that I gave my Japanese girl to, along with a mixed silver sebright / modern game cockerel.  She sat on 9 eggs and hatched 8!  Some of the cutest little mixed chicks.  :D

That's awesome. I'd almost like to see what I would get with my banty x spitz....lol

 

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Hatch day should be the 15th to the 16th. Not long but it feels like forever lol

Wait till lockdown. You think this seems like forever- day 18-first pip feels like eternity and first pip to hatch- oh boy!!! lol

 

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Ok so I'm studying my book again, yes I'm a bookworm lol.. anyways it said bantams should have a higher humidity during hatch time because they lose more then normal size eggs. For those here who hatch silkies what do you keep your humidity at during hatch time? Also I'm going to cross post this lol. smile.png thanks.

My Black Japs I ran with the rest. The silkies from Ruby I had to run higher, between 40-50% because the air cells were growing too fast. My pet quality silkies I don't consider "banty" eggs as they are reletively normal sized, so those I ran dry with the rest.

 

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Amy I been lucky, I have moved Many chickens(72 in the last year or so---150 in the last 3 years), many different breeds, but no Japs or Spitzhauben yet and have never had a problem with them accepting the move----I am sure you have read the way I do it------it that about the way you move yours or you have a different method??

I waited until night and moved them with their eggs. They seemed to settle back on the nest just fine, but come morning they were all kinds of p*ssed. And just paced the length of the pen and wouldn't go back to sitting. I have broodies all the time, but I don't let them brood, these are the only two that I ever let hatch.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Hatch day should be the 15th to the 16th. Not long but it feels like forever lol
Hey, cool- that is the hatch date of my current batch! highfive.gif
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Hey, cool- that is the hatch date of my current batch! highfive.gif
Exciting. We can hatch together lol. I need a partner to coache through it lmao. Kind of like those birthing classes hahahaha... wink.png
post #4076 of 8124
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Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374 View Post

These last silkie eggs I had were small small....lol I've never weighed by grams. I want to get a kitchen scale, but haven't yet. I do have the old timey egg scales that tell if they are small/med/lg/ex lg and each category has oz markings, but I've never paid much attention.
Really?? That's interesting. I don't think I've seen anyone using a cabnit bator run that low. I go 30-35% in my styro.  My pet quality silkies lay a normal size egg.

That's awesome. I'd almost like to see what I would get with my banty x spitz....lol

Wait till lockdown. You think this seems like forever- day 18-first pip feels like eternity and first pip to hatch- oh boy!!! lol

My Black Japs I ran with the rest. The silkies from Ruby I had to run higher, between 40-50% because the air cells were growing too fast. My pet quality silkies I don't consider "banty" eggs as they are reletively normal sized, so those I ran dry with the rest.

I waited until night and moved them with their eggs. They seemed to settle back on the nest just fine, but come morning they were all kinds of p*ssed. And just paced the length of the pen and wouldn't go back to sitting. I have broodies all the time, but I don't let them brood, these are the only two that I ever let hatch.
I'm not sure what size they will be yet but they are supposed to be better quality then pet. We will see though. I guess I'll base the humidity off of the size when the get here... smile.png
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Exciting. We can hatch together lol. I need a partner to coache through it lmao. Kind of like those birthing classes hahahaha... wink.png
ROFL!!
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@RubyNala97 about the lack of notifications from BYC (I thought I'd post it here in case anyone else had a problem), I contacted Sumi who gave me the link for: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/714119/members-not-getting-email-subscription-notifications-please-read-and-reply-with-details  so I left Nifty a post and he looked into it and it's all fixed now and I am getting my notifications again! Yay!!

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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post #4079 of 8124
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Exciting. We can hatch together lol. I need a partner to coache through it lmao. Kind of like those birthing classes hahahaha... wink.png

Not quite....in birthing classes they teach you how to breathe by panting and deep breaths - during lockdown you CAN'T breathe!!

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Not quite....in birthing classes they teach you how to breathe by panting and deep breaths - during lockdown you CAN'T breathe!!

lol

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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