2 out of 2 white silkies hatched (Update Pics )

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BamaChicken, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Well I went into move the eggs out of turner since they were due to hatch on Monday. They are peeping and starting to pip. I quickly took the turner out and added water to bator. Three hours later they both had hatched. I checked the temps in both the bators tomake sure it wasn't running up hotter than I thought and no it was a perfect 99.5 with two different thermometers. These just hatched early and are very pretty and fluffy.
    I have noticed I am doing better hatching when I don't add much water to the bator days 1 to 18. I have got to where I don't move mine to the hatcher till day 19. I am not saying for anyone else to do that but it is working for me.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2007
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Congrats on the babies!! [​IMG]

    What is your humidity running your first 18 days?
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    I don't check it. Sorry. I just add about 1/2 cup of water every three days
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I wish I could do that!! [​IMG] My hubby always says if there's not something to worry about I'll look till I find something.....maybe he's right and the humidity is something I should quit worrying about!! I think you probably have higher humidity than we do...especially this time of year. We get pretty humid in the summer, but during the winter and especially since we heat with a wood stove it's pretty dry in the house.
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    I keep my bator in a bedroom with the doors closed so the heat doesn't get in there. We don't run our central unit. Heat with wood stove .
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    We heat with the woodstove, too. I just throw one of my quilted wallhangings over the bator at night and it helps alot to keep temps stable when house temps fall during the night. Congrats on the new babies, Julie.
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I keep mine in the basement so the temp stays pretty even. This past week with no eggs in the incubator I've felt like I was forgetting to check something!
  8. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    As some of you know, I have had a lot of trouble hatching my silkies. I talked to a master hatcher [​IMG] a few days ago and she said some thing along the lines that you are. She said to fill the tray every few days and quit trying so hard. I think some of us have a personality to make it perfect and it doesn't. I know I do that.
  9. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Congrats on your hatch!
  10. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Congrats on your hatch. [​IMG] Do you have any more due soon?

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