incubating silkie eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melmel89, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. melmel89

    melmel89 New Egg

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    Hi all, i am a silkie lover and have tried now 3 times to hatch with no success yet, twice under a hen and now under a incubator. Had 24 eggs in this incubator, discovered yesterday at day 21 that only 3 were feetile. Checked one of the three today, it was under developed for day 22, still had a full yolk sack. Im leaving the other two but am sure they will be weak hatches. Im wanting to try again in an incubator, please give me tips as i am using a yellow ce incubator that is unable to be seen through . Only way to see is to open it. I am thinking to put the next eggs in and just not touch at all for 3 weeks
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I'd suggest posting on the "hatch a long" or "incubating and hatching eggs" forum for the best advice.

    Good luck
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    IF you have been opening the incubator OFTEN, I think that could be a major part of your problem. Are you certain the rooster is doing his job well?
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Silkies are hard to hatch. I will send you a pm. :)

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. melmel89

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    Hey guys !! Thanks for the warm welcome. These are eggs i have sourced from a breeder as i live in town and cant have roosters. Im thinking that yes me opening the incubator to candle the eggs often has slowed the process. Im leaving it alone hoping the two eggs do hatch, and have placed an order for more eggs. Its gotta happen eventually!!
     

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