Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    15,027
    2,531
    426
    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    That's great! Congrats! [​IMG] I always end up running a little warm too and mine generally start hatching day 19/20.
     
  2. silkepopa101

    silkepopa101 New Egg

    6
    0
    8
    Mar 18, 2016
    I have two breeds of chicks, three are Chantix and 4 are silke, I'm worried because the silke seem to be getting pecked at by the bigger chicks! Is this normal??
     
  3. newwestchick

    newwestchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have some internal pips :weee
    Day 19!
     
  4. 4theloveofchick

    4theloveofchick Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    22
    Mar 10, 2012
    Oregon
    Wonderful, thank you so much!
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    15,027
    2,531
    426
    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    I've found with mine the bigger tends to peck the smaller/older pecks the younger. If they are getting beat on bad, blood drawing really hurting the silkies I'd have to seperate them.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. ShanandGem

    ShanandGem Chillin' With My Peeps

    717
    111
    113
    Feb 16, 2016
    Hatching really is addicting; I am shopping and planning for my next hatch and it is months away!
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    15,027
    2,531
    426
    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    LOL I haven't even got my eggs in yet (next week) and I am planning for the next incubation after this one....lol
     
  8. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

    4,415
    682
    291
    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I know it doesn't, but it will be sufficient. And what Friday said is true, shipped eggs are a gamble because you just don't know how much damage they've gone through. The ones that are strong enough will make it!

    Congrats on the hatch! I hate seeing the eggs get knocked around the incubator!! If they were under a hen they would not be sliding around all over the place!

    Are they all the same age??
     
  9. jlashaw

    jlashaw Out Of The Brooder

    104
    7
    43
    Aug 10, 2015

    I am excited for you! Post pictures!
     
  10. samandemsmommy

    samandemsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    214
    15
    73
    Jul 14, 2014
    Hickory, NC
    I just hatched 2 silkie cochin mixes and they are tiny and 3 regular size chickens- who are much bigger than the 2 silkie mixes. I noticed my big ones wanted to peck at the small ones- everytime I saw them do it I would bang on the brooder door and they would stop--- they are a week old now and doesn't seem they are doing it as much
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by