Does anyone have problems hatching Silkies ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BackSwampGirl, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems like they have a bad time getting out.Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong.Sandra
     
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    That's just how silkies are ..well in my opinion anyway.

    my first time hatching silkies i had a few that had a hard time getting out and i also had one that didn't hatch until day 25!

    i think silkie chicks are more fragile like Serama chicks.
     
  3. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I do too.They are so danty and so sweet.I guess it is best to try to let them get out by their own self.But the wait is something else.[​IMG]
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
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    What day are you on day 21?
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    There was another post about it that said silkies with vaulted skulls have a hard time zipping the shell. So I would say if they are pipped for more than 12-24 hours with no progress, you should probably try and help them out a little at a time.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    My first and only attempt so far at hatching silkie chicks (pures and crosses) they all made it to hatching, but none hatched or pipped I was so devistated. I helped one, and it got all fluffy and cute and then died in my hands. I cried like a blubbering baby. I"m going to be attemptin silkies for a second time here soon though [​IMG]!!!!
     
  7. Tripp

    Tripp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the information I got 4 eggs off my solid white silkies and 3 of the 4 test eggs I got in the bator are growing very good I only had one that ended up being no good I will be sure to watch the chicks very close on hatching day!!!



    Thank You

    Tripp
     
  8. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

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    I tried twice to hatch silkies. Both times with shipped eggs. I got one lone chick out of the last clutch and none out of the first one. The one I did get was deformed and died just a few days after birth. I decided that it wasn't worth the pain of losing all those chicks. I ordered my 25 from a hatchery and haven't lost any. They will be laying soon and I plan to try with my own eggs to see if any hatch.
     
  9. Griffox

    Griffox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] SWEET!?? You only think they're sweet... [​IMG]



    *typed with silkie chick on lap* [​IMG]
     
  10. spencer creek

    spencer creek Out Of The Brooder

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    I just hatched four this weekend and it went on for 3 days. 2 of mine pipped and it almost took both of them 24 hours to get all of the way out. The 2 that took so long have huge skulls, as the post before mentioned. All of them came all the way out at night when it was dark also. Good luck!
     

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