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are silkies harder to hatch than other eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cgarriga, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. cgarriga

    cgarriga New Egg

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    Is there any advice anyone has on hatching silkies than may be a bit different than other eggs?
     
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    The only thing we do different is up the humidity for around 70% for Silkies, everything else is the same for us.
     
  3. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    I had the best hatch ever after taking advice from a cd I bought on ebay. It said it is very good to open your incubator for about 10 minutes each day (usually during one of the hand-turning times). I did that and lost only one egg did not hatch this last time. Thats the best odds I ever had with silkies. So I am going to keep that advice in the back of my mind everytime. [​IMG]
     
  4. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    JustAChickenLittle&More :

    I had the best hatch ever after taking advice from a cd I bought on ebay. It said it is very good to open your incubator for about 10 minutes each day (usually during one of the hand-turning times). I did that and lost only one egg did not hatch this last time. Thats the best odds I ever had with silkies. So I am going to keep that advice in the back of my mind everytime. [​IMG]

    I think that would depend on your incubator. I have a HUGE cabinet bator, and if I open it, it looses temp and humidity FAST! It recovers quickly for it's size, but too much of a chance for me to take.​
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Silkies are pretty easy to hatch, at least for me. On day 18 when I move them to another incubator to hatch, I keep the humidity around 70-75% for a forced air and 60-65% for the still air. I also hatch them out in cartons.
     
  6. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont do anything different than any other eggs.
     

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