1 of the Silkie eggs I put under my hen went missing so I candled the other 3 and they have all quit or look clear. I do not think they were all infertile. I think she is a good broody but the other hen likes to lay eggs in the nest and kick other eggs out. I should have taken the broody out, I don't know what I was thinking. I think I'll give her a few Serama chicks and move her to her own spot.
I have 5 seramas in the brooder and another hatched 7 in the hatcher all chirping away, and 4 more hopefuls. Please let me have hatched some girls!!
Next to hatch are button quail, then ducklings, then silkies, Cochins and mystery chickens!?! I am excited!
We ended up with 2 emus! Hatching was just too hard on the other two. I feel bad but it was my first time so I did my best. If all four lived, they would already be overcrowded and they are eating a ton of cut up kale everyday. They are eating more chick food thank goodness and drinking a lot of water. One chick scoops the water like a pelican and it all dribbles down its neck and comes out its nostrils, goofy thing. They have been outside a couple of times and today when I brought them back in they followed me to the door. I'd like to take them on some bigger walks when they are a little stronger. They are pretty darn adorable. I'll take some more photos of them.