a few hatching questions - day 19

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 8silkies, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. 8silkies

    8silkies In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2009
    today is day 19! i just candled yesterday and i saw good signs in all 8 eggs. I am 100% sure all will hatch. this is my first time incubating and these will be my first chickens! YAY!

    i saw in the eggs that the smaller end was dark, covering most of the egg, and the fat part was clear, just a small part of the egg. i am soooooo excited! i can't wait till day 21!

    hey, i set my eggs at 9pm so does that mean they will hatch around 9pm on day 21? just wondering i candled them at 7pm last tonight and took out the egg turner and increased the humidity to 70% to 75%. i did it at night b/c i set them at night. was that right?
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Yes you did good, just don't open the bator from now til end of hatch no matter how much you want to. I made that mistake and lost a lot of chicks. My Silkies usually pip on or around day 19 but take a day to hatch after they pip so don't get worried. Good luck, I have 1 silkie that pipped this morning I am on day 19 also.
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  4. Fingers crossed

    Fingers crossed In the Brooder

    Mar 6, 2009
    Hi 8silkies [​IMG] We're on day 19 as well, also with Silkies. I wish you luck with your hatch!
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG] for your chicks!
  6. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and [​IMG] from NC
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG] Sending good hatching vibes your way!!
  8. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    youll luvvvvvvvv it here we all do [​IMG] from N.M.
  9. 8silkies

    8silkies In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2009
    hey everyone!!! thanks for the encouragement. today is day 21! soon i will have my chicks and i know some of you will too. good luck on your hatches!
  10. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara


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