Day 20 and 4 Silkie chicks!!!!!! PICTURE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SundownWaterfowl, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Well, this morning at 9am was day 20 for 4 of my Silkie eggs. 1 of the chicks was already out. The other egg that was pipped yesterday had no progress. So I knew it was time to help. I took off some egg shell where the air sac is, and the chick was peeping. So I took the whole air sac piece of the shell off. There was still some small veins. So I wet the membrane, and came back at 10am. The veins were gone, so I slid a wet q-tip under the membrane, and I popped the chicks head out. He looks great! I am so glad I helped him, or for surely he would be dead. He has a little vault, and that is why he didnt make any progress. YAY! [​IMG]

    Ill post pictures later!

    ETA: I just helped another chick out. So now I have 3 healthy chicks. I will never do dry incubation again. I think that is why all of my chicks are dying in the shells.
    ETA @ 11:34am - I just helped out the last chick. They all look great and healthy. The first 2 I helped out are doing great, they were resting for about an hour, and now they are hopping around and peeping. The last chick is resting now. Im so glad I chose to help them out. Without doing that, they would have all parished. Im going to have to help out my other 4 Buff silkie eggs. They were shipped to me. They are on day 17. So I move those 4 to the incubator tomorrow night. Im hoping they all hatch. I want to get 1 male and 3 females. That way I have a "quado" (thats what I call it, lol) to breed next spring/summer. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2008
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Here is a picture of 3 of the chicks. The one standing was the one that hatched out by himself very early this morning. The two other chicks are taking a rest. I helped those two out. The 4th chick is resting in the egg carton. lol.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Three out of four on shipped eggs????
    You did good !!!!

    Where/who did they come from?

    They sure are pretty....

    Susan
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Nope, those arent shipped eggs. Those are from my mixed color flock of Silkies. I got 4 out of 4 on them.

    I havent had good results on shipped eggs. Im hoping that the 4 buff eggs I got shipped to me hatch. [​IMG] They are due to hatch this sunday (day 21), but bantams always hatch a day earlier for me.
     
  5. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ooops, sorry, that's what I get for reading posts before I've had my morning latte....

    Susan
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Ooops, sorry, that's what I get for reading posts before I've had my morning latte....

    Susan

    lol. Since I havent had good results for shipped eggs, I will be attending a poultry show at the end of the month. They have a very large sale area, so hopefully I can get a trio or so of silkies. Id love to get a blue cockeral, splash pullet, black pullet, and maybe a blue pullet.
     
  7. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ooops, sorry, that's what I get for reading posts before I've had my morning latte....

    Susan

    lol. Since I havent had good results for shipped eggs, I will be attending a poultry show at the end of the month. They have a very large sale area, so hopefully I can get a trio or so of silkies. Id love to get a blue cockeral, splash pullet, black pullet, and maybe a blue pullet.

    Ah, I hope you find them. My silkies are such fun to watch cavorting around. Every afternoon I go out and pluck handfuls of the Concord Grapes and just watch them scamper around chasing them and hoarding them.

    Susan
     
  8. tntstanifer

    tntstanifer Chillin' With My Peeps

    247
    0
    129
    Nov 1, 2007
    Tennessee
    I'm glad they made it! So on the silkies, they're vaulted heads will keep them from hatching? Yuck!
    I have a chick that I might have to help. It was pipped yesterday and has made a pretty big hole, but not zipped. Others have pipped and zipped after him. I still have chicks pipping and zipping though, so until they are all hatched, I'm not opening the bator. Hopefully he'll make it until then. Only 3 more to go. Really cute babies!!
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Sometimes chicks that have vaulted heads cant move around to zip the egg. Sometimes they only pip the air sac, and cant pip the shell. I would def. help him.
     
  10. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    aww that's great! Congrats on your healthy new bundles of feathery joy!!! LOL They look sooo cute!
    I'm glad it all worked out! [​IMG]
    Good job! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by