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From egg to show(Chicks in need of names!)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Gerbil, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    Hello, I have since the beginning, wanted to have show chickens, 5 days ago my buff Silkie eggs arrived. I got 8 eggs, yesterday I candled and 7 of them have babies. My Idea Is to start a thread on their progress, just for fun. I know there Is a chance that they will not hatch, but with luck, some will. So If anyone else Is starting eggs with future plans of showing, join! They are In an incubator with me watching them like a hawk, their egg buddies are 14 Serama eggs which are moving to a different incubator ASAP.

    Thank you for listening to my ramblings. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2010
  2. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Songster

    Aug 4, 2009
    Leicester, NC
    I think that's a wonderful idea!! Good luck on the hatch, hope to see some pictures of cute babies very soon!
  3. are those the buff eggs I sent you? If so, 7 developing, thats great! Hoping for a great hatch! [​IMG]
  4. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    Yes they are! Thank you again!
  5. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    I had to post, I just candled 4 of my 14 Serama eggs and 3 had babies! [​IMG]
  6. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    I am down to 6 Silkie eggs and 5 Serama eggs. One of the Silkie eggs has a very large and odd shaped air sac and one of the Serama eggs is way behind in development. The incubator has been very stable and I have been turning everyone 3 times a day. (Tomorrow I will stop turning the Silkie eggs) I am going to have a staggered hatch in the same incubator because the new incubator I was going to use for the Seramas EXPLODED! I was trying to set the temp when BOOM! Sparks and a loud bang. I returned it, and stuck with my old one.

    p.s Wish me luck! I am really hoping they will hatch! [​IMG]
  7. Good Luck on the silkies! Hope you get a great hatch. I have had chicks with weird/large air sacs hatch just fine.
  8. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    I increased the humidity and with luck in the next few days, I will have babies! The Serama eggs are 2 days behind the Silkie eggs, will the increased humidity effect them badly? I have already lost 9 of the eggs!
  9. Any news yet? [​IMG]
  10. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    5 Silkie chicks hatched !!!!! 3 Seramas and a 4th one hatching!!! [​IMG]


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