1st timer with hen hatched eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shanam, May 15, 2016.

  1. shanam

    shanam Just Hatched

    May 15, 2016
    My silky hens hatched chicks this morning. They were very noisy but now they are quiet with only a church here and there. I can't see them because there are the same 3 silkies brooding in them. Are they supposed to sit on them all day, even after they hatch? How can they breathe?
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    Yes, they stay on the chicks and yes they can breath. In a day or so she'll probably start bringing them out and teaching them to eat and then they'll go back under momma to stay warm and stick their heads up between the feathers and make you go "awe."
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