Any tricks for hatching silkies?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Eli1977, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Eli1977

    Eli1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys so glad to be here. I have a new chick dilemma we had about a dozen nice camo color eggs from a neighbor. So we thought why not try and hatch em. After day 19 we had one silkie hatch and one not sure of the breed but they have a very small light brown eggs. The rest of silkie eggs haven't moved until day 20 we had two going off and breaking the shell but the next morning nothing. The morning after that hubby took out the two eggs and checked the chiks were both fully developed but dead. I read that it is quite common for silkies any tips and tricks in hatching silkies I really like those babies and am sad we have lost so many
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    make sure the humidity isn't too low as that can cause the membrane to dry and stick to the chicks beak once they have pipped
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome, glad you have joined us. But, so sorry about your losses.[​IMG]

    And sorry I have no advice, have never tried a hatch :(
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry about your hatching misfortune. You may want to check out the hatching and incubation threads on Backyard chickens.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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