My first ever shipped eggs! Call ducks!
So first hatch is over!!! 9/14 hatched. 3 of which were shipped and the remainder were my SLP. So one came out looking like a GLP!!!! So I am super excited to see it start feathering out! So with my 3 shipped eggs that hatched out of 4.....well that's 75%!!!!!
So the Silkie batch is doing great. Candled today which is day 15 and I still have 14 going strong!!! My 2 SLP I threw in for good measure are also growing strong. So Monday I will be locking down 16 total if day 18 candle looks good. . I can't believe I made it this far with all these Silkies!!!!
Hope you feel better. Allergies are bad here too. Had to start my son on meds.
Here's one before I assisted:
Those may be the 2 with bad legs, for sure the second one.
Here's the one that died before I started assisting.
And here's a basket of cuteness to cheer you up after that last one:
Results: 32 set originally, 8 infertile. 24 viable eggs, removed 2 early quitters on day 14 candling. 22 went into lock down and 19 hatched. 6 went to sickbay, some to strengthen up since they were assists and needed a bath. Three of those are now with the rest in the main brooder. Of the 3 in sick bayesterday, one has crooked neck and two have legs problems. Treating with Nutri Drench, vitamin E, Selenium and yogurt. The legs have been hobbled and feet taped to give support and spread out toes. The one I thought would die, picture is second above, has perked up and could get legs almost under it before hobbling. We'll see how they are tomorrow.
So, 16 healthy chicks. 19/24 hatched, first time and with all these problems, 79% ain't too shabby.