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Down to 3....will any hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wbruder17, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    So, from the 6 my silkie mama started with, we are now down to 3....after I cracked one last night cleaning her poopie butt since she won't get off the nest. I checked the one I broke, and it was a messed up yolk, but no chickie was formed....which is both good because I didn't kill a chickie, but bad because I have no idea if the other 3 are going to hatch. This is so frustrating. Saturday is day 20...so I guess it won't be too much longer before I know if my endeavor has been a complete failure. I would be happy with 1 little biddy hatching at this point. But I'm worried.[​IMG][​IMG]

  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    Have you tried candling them? Its a little late in the process to do this but that should give you an idea if there are chicks in the eggs or not.

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