my hatching story. i ordered 12 silkie eggs from chickenzoo for $24 including shipping. they got here in a day and none was broken and she/he gave me 5 free eggs. nothing hatched they was gonna hatch on the 19 and 20. i don't know if it was my thermom, if it was my little giant bator??? what i'm doing now. i get the famers and consumers market bullinton in the mail. i found a guy in griffin selling silkie chix just like what i wanted he is gone now in to AL to pick up some chickens and i will pick up my chix in the mornin around 9 AM. i will post pics when i get them!!!