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
    Amarillo, TX
    Oh congratulations!!!

    We need pictures!!

  3. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps


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

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    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

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    You had better be careful! Silkies are 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

    May 15, 2008
    Homer, GA
    beautiful babies...condratulations
  8. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    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

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    Sooo Sweet! I can hardly wait til my silkies start laying!!!! Congrats!
  10. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Very cute!! [​IMG]

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

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