Hatching and raising silkies...so frustrating!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Countrychick8540, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Countrychick8540

    Countrychick8540 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just started hatching silkie eggs in February. My first hatch, 3 out of 7 eggs hatched. The 4 that didn't were total duds. I now have paint and lavender eggs in...and only 2 out of the 7 developed! I payed A LOT for the eggs too. I even made appropriate mods for the 2nd hatch(let the eggs settle longer, didn't have the auto turn on for a few days)

    Anyway the 3 chicks that hatched the first time, one died last week, and one died today, so now i'm down to just one white chick that I hatched(and another one I bought)! No explanation for their deaths either...

    I feel so defeated and down about my hatching. I know it's tricky to hatch silkies, especially from shipped eggs. I'm going to do one more hatch in a week after my 2 hatch(hopefully!!![​IMG]), then I am done for a while. It really takes a toll on you!

    Anyone else feel this way or had similar experiences?
     
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  2. ssellis

    ssellis Out Of The Brooder

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    It took me 3 trys to hatch some and they were my own eggs I got 4 out of 6/ another batch in now hoping for more this time/ I only have 1 silkie hen right now.
     
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I have a hen sitting on some shipped Silkie eggs(from a BYC'er). I am REALLY hoping they do well because they're for my little niece and should hatch just before her 4th birthday =).

    Where are you located? These are Splash eggs but I am only planning to keep a trio so will Hopefully have extras.

    ETA: My first batch of shipped eggs of the year(wyandottes) didn't even develop so i know how you feel, I was TOTALLY bummed!
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  4. ssellis

    ssellis Out Of The Brooder

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    did you say splash oh yea
     

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