- Jan 13, 2012
hi my silkie eggs are at day 22. one egg was pipped around 6 house ago. the chicks beaka is poking out but the membrane looks dry and white around it admit hadn't moved awhile. should i intervene?
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Looks likes it's going to be a white silkie. That's what my white silkies looked like when they hatched.
i helped by removing only the shell the chick had already cracked but was in its way, within a couple of hours it came out
ive had another hatch this morning it looks dark, like a black but has blonde hair too, its still drying in the incubator so hopefully see a bit better when it dries.
still got too making their wayout. both have pipped and made around 1cm hole with the beak poking out!
the first chick in the picture has been moved to the brooder and is very fluffy!
im worried their not getting enough water, ive dipped the tip of the beak in the water and im sure they got a couple of drops but they havent been back since when ive been watching.
ive put some chick crumbs in the brooder but the chick hasnt shown any interest, good set of lungs on it anyway, i can hear it on a different floor of the house!