Originally Posted by fisherlady
I don't incubate, so can't comment on the humidity question. ... but what breed? There is a feathering variation in some breeds called 'naked necks', I think with silkies they are called 'showgirls'....
These are from some Easter Eggers hens we got about 40 minutes from home. Some are from the 3 hens we have and some were from eggs we brought home. Ours do not have naked necks, and I don't remember seeing any naked necks in her flock, lol. Some eggs could have been a little past prime incubating time perhaps?, or maybe I did not have something quite right? My daughter said she saw something online about them rubbing them off while hatching, but I have not found it, and we have only hatched once before, Many years ago and had no naked necks then.
My step-dad says they look like turkey buzzards, lol.