first hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by broodysilkies!?!, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 2 silkie girls are now setting on 3 each and thought i needed some help from BYC.


    After my chicks hatch what is the first thing i need to do (remove egg shells etc...)?


    PS it is my first time hatching (if you cant tell) [​IMG]


    thanks for the support [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    When the chicks hatch, you shouldn't do anything until they are ready to leave the nest. Once they are fluffy
    and ready to eat and explore outside the egg box, you should provide chick starter and a shallow water bowl.
    The egg shells can be removed and the nest can be cleaned when they leave, but until then you shouldn't worry
    about it. Be sure that you have everything ready for them before hand - the erea they are in should be blocked off
    so that the other birds wont be able to bother them.

    Wishing you luck
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  3. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!! [​IMG]



    I HAVE EVERYTHING SET EXCEPT BLOCKING OFF THE AREA (THANKS FOR THE TIP [​IMG] [​IMG] )


    YOU WERE VERY HELPFUL






    THANKS AGAIN [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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