I finally (after 4 attempts) have Silkies!!UPDATE:No more cedar

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lesalynn, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Lesalynn

    Lesalynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, it's finally happened. I'm the proud mama of 2 of the prettiest balls of fluff I have ever seen! This was my 4th attempt at hatching out shipped Silkie eggs. Out of the 8 I had two early quitters. 6 made it to lockdown. Still have 4 in the bator. Today is day 22, so I haven't given up on them. Pics of the two that hatched yesterday: [​IMG] [​IMG] THANK YOU SNEAKERS!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] A very sincere thank you to those of you warning me of toxins in cedar shavings! I took it all out. I have put DE in the tray and covered it with a cloth, tucking it carefully under the tray. The chicks can in no way get to the DE. Hopefully this is ok for them. Let me know plz if I should not be doing this. I will post pics later.
     
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  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    [​IMG] what cuties!!!
     
  3. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    [​IMG] Adorable, if you hear a chirp in the night there might be a few missing haha [​IMG]
     
  4. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    [​IMG] Adorable, if you hear a chirp in the night there might be a few missing haha [​IMG]
     
  5. AngelaB

    AngelaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute!
     
  6. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    LUCKY!!! You have it easy. I've been trying for two years [​IMG]
     
  7. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! They are adorable!!!
     
  8. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:woot!!! might get my hands on some local silkie eggs soon... already got 9 eggs in 'bator and 2 chicks in brooder... maybe I could sneak a few silk's in before the season ends...
     
  9. curious1969

    curious1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats..beautiful babies you have. Good luck on the ones still to hatch [​IMG]
     
  10. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations. [​IMG]

    And such cuties!
     

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