First silkie hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jaybme, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I am very happy to announce my first set of three silkies has hatched!

    They were in an r-com3, all automated. All are white I think, but one has no vault, one has a medium vault and one has a huge vault! I wonder if there is any reason for the size, like male or female?

    I called the local co-op and they recommend vaccinating for Marek's and then treating as needed for all other illnesses like pox, worms etc.

    These are my first chickens, and I am feeling a bit like a mom who has had triplets- have I bitten off more than I can chew? :eek:
     
  2. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
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    Oh congratulations!!!

    We need pictures!!

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  3. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they are! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    How cute! i love silkies! i hatched a bunch last summer and it was a blast.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    so cute! [​IMG]
     
  6. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You had better be careful! Silkies are addicting............you will find yourself carrying them around and hand feeding them when they are 10 weeks old! I do, and they are the sweetest chicks ever! I bring one of mine in the house and she sits in a basket and watches us eat dinner! Not spoiled at all...........[​IMG]
     
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  7. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful babies...condratulations
     
  8. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable! I hatched some Silkies and I still have 2 that come sleep in the house every night!
     
  9. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sooo Sweet! I can hardly wait til my silkies start laying!!!! Congrats!
     
  10. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute!! [​IMG]

    Congratulations! Silkies really are addictive, I think. [​IMG]
     

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