- Oct 17, 2021
WOO! you're darn right you see a pip!Silkie B and Brahma B hatched within minutes of one another on day 22. Silkie B has all black skin and beak and is more of a brown and black than Silkie D which has pink skin and white/yellow patches. Silkie E also finally pipped! Just hoping to see a pip on Silkie C, the last egg.
they are so incredibly ADORABLE!!! *explodes*Enjoy their beautiful fluff "fresh 48" photos.
They are all very healthy and vocal. Moved to the brooder this afternoon and introduced to water/food.
3 dark Silkies, 1 light silkie, 2 light brahma...
Silkie A is a light silver/cream.
Silkie B is black skin and a black/brown mottled fluff.
Silkie D is the smallest/runt with pink skin and black fluff that has white patches on the wings and butt and a tan spot above the beak.
Silkie E is all black skin and fluff with a grey spot on the chest and a few silver streaks peppered in all over.
Brahma A is the biggest with very light yellow fluff.
Brahma B is slightly smaller than A and also yellow but not as light, it has a darker spot around the neck.
They love snuggles and if I stick my arm in the brooder box they come running already. Brahma A actually wouldn't even go in the box, it kept trying to climb into my hand.
Sadly, Silkie C was not alive or viable for hatch so it was time to move forward. I candled it and saw no movement or veins, and looks like the membranes were drying out. Its unfortunate, but 6/7 hatched and after arriving broken and saddled air cells etc, I'm truly happy with the outcome.