I purchased a pair of white silkies on Dec. 21st. The young girl who sold them to me had discarded 4 eggs out on a picnic table and the hen had two more on a the wooden floor. I placed all 6 eggs in an incubator and did not expect hatching. Then on Dec. 24 and 25th, I find an egg each day! I placed them in the incubator also. (I know I am messing with hatching dates but I hated to leave them.) On the 24th and 25th, it dropped into the 20's that night. I left on vacation and returned on Jan. 2nd. I have 4 embryos from the girls discarded bunch that are thriving and the one on the 25th actually lived! Its name is Chris Kringle! I am very excited! My challenge now is to hatch the first 4 and not mess up Mr. Kringle!! They are 4 days apart in hatching! I have been working on a mini-petting area I think I have named "CAMP CRITTER". I have two pygmy goats, a pot belly pig, two black polish chickens, two white silkies, two sizzles, a splash silkie, and two fantail pigeons which I just bought yesterday. Pictured is PETA the pot belly pig's home... I'll work on getting picture of the pigeon roost.