Here's my new babies.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Remudamom, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Remudamom

    Remudamom Songster

    They began hatching Saturday night. As of Monday morning there are still four eggs left. How long do I let her set on them? I think the three black ones are silkies? They have black beaks. How could I get a black silkie if my silkie hen is white and my silkie roo is red?

  2. Remudamom

    Remudamom Songster

    Any ideas on what the little brown one is? The eggs came from a silkie, a cochin and the hen in the picture.
  3. kysilkies

    kysilkies Songster

    May 3, 2009
    Elizabethtown, KY
    They look very cute and cuddly, congrats!! [​IMG]
  4. Remudamom

    Remudamom Songster

    Bump. How long should I leave the unhatched eggs?
  5. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

    Apr 28, 2009
    I think leaving them about 25 days is good, unless the hen stops sitting on them, then you may have to candle them to see if they look like they will hatch anyway.

    I had 2 eggs in an incubator that hatched saturday, and sunday was their "hatch day" and I still have 7 eggs left that haven't even pipped.... I'm hopeful, so I'm waiting the 25 days [​IMG]

    Good luck, and congrats! By the way, what kind of hen is that? She's gorgeous!

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