I just set more silkie eggs...due Dec. 21...anyone else want to play?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abooth, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. abooth

    abooth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just set 24 shipped silkie eggs and 3 buff orps from the backyard. I have more silkies coming in the mail so at least eight more to set! Anyone else hatching?
     
  2. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting ready to incubate for the first time, probably Saturday evening so I'm kinda there with you [​IMG] I'm waiting for my serama eggs to get here and hopefully some ameraucanas as well. I think I might add in a few of my RIR/Sex-Link eggs just for fun. VERY NERVOUS! Does anyone have any advice? I heard some people say not to put the turner in until the 3rd day-is that true? I don't want to mess this up!
     
  3. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set 7 dozen silkie eggs yesterday and will probably do another 5-6 dozen on friday. Its getting to be that time to start popping them out if you want the birds ready for fall show season.....
     
  4. Woods_Woman

    Woods_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2009
    Oregon Rain Forest
    Im in..I just set 7 Ameraucana banty eggs yesterday, so I am on day 1. I set some D'Uccle(mille & self blue) on Saturday, and I'll be setting some banty polish here real soon.
     
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  5. phalenbeck

    phalenbeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little Silkey went broody and has a large Polish, a Silkey egg, a EE egg, and a normal silkey (maybe Cochin) egg. She has been collecting and goes absolutely totally nuts if I go in her nest. I was going to stop this, but I wonder what a Frizzle Polish, or Frizzle Silkey, or frizzle EE will look like. The dad is a frizzle cochin banty. (yes I know 50% frizzles) ---I have some concerns about the time of year as we are at 30 to 60 now and could be 0 to 40 by Dec 21 more or less, here on the mountain. --If I have a hatch I assume I will have to bring mom and fuzzy butts into the semi-heated porch or basement. --So wish me luck--I just may get some weird looking chicks come the 22nd more or less. ---I have gone to raising chicks 'naturally' and have only one a few with 100% success. Wish me/her luck. ---
     
  6. abooth

    abooth Chillin' With My Peeps

    The rest of my eggs are here! Yay. 3 buff, 3 partridge and 3 white, all silkies. I just love those birds. I just had the 1 1/2 week old silkie chicks out to play in the mud room. They are so gorgeous and they are the reason I have more in the bator now.
     
  7. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I'm waiting for my silkie eggs to arrive. Should be here today I hope. I got 5 more of my own to go in with them.
     
  8. egggreenthumb

    egggreenthumb Out Of The Brooder

    [​IMG] I just set 12 OEG Bantams, also due on Dec 21. I will post pictures on the 21st.
    GOOD LUCK TO ALL![​IMG]

    Edwin
     
  9. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put 2 RIR/Sex-Link eggs in today, seramas should be here tomorrow or Friday then silkies Friday or Saturday...sooo exciting! A friend of mine is supposed to be bringing me a few ameraucana eggs this week too. Quite a bouquet of little chickies [​IMG]
    Question: Is there a max amount of humidity you should have the last 2-3 days before the hatch?
     
  10. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    at least 60% in my book. i am collecting white silkies, putting them in the hova on the turner, already preset the temp. last eggs go in fri,add water to the tray, plug in bator, check the temp in the morning,due date the 25th, but last time eggs pipped on day 18 same day i candeled for the first time
     

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