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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jeepgirl13, Aug 16, 2019.
Are you sure it’s a silkie? Silkies should have black skin, it may just be the picture but it looks like the chick has white skin.
I will have to check when I get home. It's an hour drive to town for me. I took these eggs from my landlords flock of what she has been saying are silkies. I'll grab some pics of the parents for yall when we get back from town. Now you've got me curious as to what they really are....
I did much better with my incubating down in arizona where I lived up until a little over a year ago. Hatching up here in colorado at 7000+ el is quite a bit different!
I'll get better pics of the new chick when I get home as well as the parents. Hopefully he will be dried off by then and maybe you can help me figure out what the parents are if they're not silkies!
They could very well be silkies! Maybe just hatchery quality or mixed?
I'm in OH
I have no clue I never had any experience with them before I moved here. The super sweet rooster and the hens mothering skills are what made me want a couple of my own. I've no clue where she got them or anything about them. I just take care of them for her since they live on my property.
Never been! Dont know about the climate either. Is it a poor hatch rate or failure to thrive? I've got mine in a stable temp room. No idea how it's going to end, but I've got two at least!
So when I get home if the babies are dried and fluffed up how do I safely get them out of the incubator? I have the two humidifiers, like I mentioned, and it gets swampy in that room with just the steam one. Should I run both to try to prevent shrinkwrapping? Or just leave them in there incase any other eggs have pipped? I read somewhere your chances of shrinkwrapping increase drastically with external pips.