I was thinking of hatching my own eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TGWTHF, Sep 6, 2013.


    TGWTHF Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2013
    South Wales, UK
    yeah, we've recently had a few pekins and a silkie.. we had 2 silkies but one passed the other day at a terribly young age..
    ANYWAY lets not talk about that haha
    but I was thinking of buying a Silkie egg and possibly some other eggs, because I really want a baby silkie to raise but i'm then faced with the chance of it being a cockerel haha
    do you think I should try?
    also could anyone send me some links to some things I should know before even trying to start hatching my own eggs? like books or online websites or something.
    please and thank you :3

    TGWTHF Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2013
    South Wales, UK
    also linking things like good accessories to have ready for the hatching and stuff and what sort of food they would/should be eating from hatching, is there a special type of food I'd have to get for them?
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    This article is very good:


    It should tell you everything you need to know. Feed wise: get them some chick starter crumbs. You can buy medicated or non-medicated, it's your choice. The medicated starter contains small amounts of drugs, usually amprolium which is a thiamine blocker and helps prevent coccidiosis. It's not a complete preventative though. Chicks can still get cocci even when fed medicated starter, but it does help their resistance to the disease.
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 25, 2012
    DO NOT feed medicated feed if you vaccinate for coccidiosis because the vaccine is a weakened form of the coccidiosis organism and medicated starter feed will kill off the vaccine before your chicks receive any benefit from the vaccination.

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