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You can show beardless silkies, they just have different qualifications. Look under "wattles" in the link above.
I don't believe they do either. I think the whole mother hen/chick bond is just one of those things of nature.
I wouldn't say lavender yet for sure. I hatched one out that looked just like that, but she turned out to be gray.
I would say hen and roo.
Bread makes a good treat for adults, but it is best not to give young chicks bread, period. The little chicks eat bread then drink water, bad...
They looks just like my other OEGB hens, I just can't figure out their coloring.
This little girl is about 6 months old. Any guesses as to what she is? I actually have two, both hens.
It can be composted also; just need lots of greens.
Do you know if they have tails? True Araucana's are rumpless.
That should be ok as long as they also free range.
You do not puncture the shell for the float test, just put them in there whole. Sorry I no longer have that egg, that batch of eggs have hatched...
I too had similar issues with a "wet" incubation." I switched to dry incubating and have a 99% hatch rate. It's so much easier! Good to know I'm...
All chicks do is eat and poop, so expect to go through some food.
I would give them a few more days, just to be sure. Seeing as how you opened the incubator during these critical last few days, they may be lost....
No, the big end, into the air cell; the chick will be down in the little end. You should see movement, or even the beak if it's pipped internally....
When mine get a few days late, I open the very top of the egg and look for movement. If it's still moving, put it back in the incubator. Just keep...
You can color any of them. Its just the darker eggs will show up dark, kinda off colors.
They're learning. Just like human kids, they love to make noise.
Sounds a lot like parasites. Check her good for mites, then look into some Ivermectin for parasite treatment.
My silkie roo is louder than all my other chickens. And he crows anytime he wants something, not just in the AM.