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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite pullet so far. She is a chesty girl and almost as big as the boys. I suspect she is the one leaving me eggs.
     
  2. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    OOH! She's pretty! What is she?
     
  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    You got to give them a chance to go broody and actually hatch chicks, before saying they arent good moms. I have had broodies growl at me if i tried to mess with them, it is pretty funny
     
  4. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    true. My silkie sort of eased in to it. I noticed every day she would spend a little more time on her nest until one night she just never left it and pecked at me when I tried to move her to the coop. I let her set on a clutch of golf balls for a night and once that was a success gave her some eggs I had saved. She has been an awesome mom. I'll have to post updated pics of the chicks later. They are getting so big! Besides skeeter the Sebright silkie mix. He's still the size of a day old chick lol
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    i would love to see updated pics. He's got to be about the size of a day old lf chick loL!
     
  6. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lol they aren't broody. I will see if they lay a clutch, and sit, but I don't have high hopes. I will probably incubate. Unless you know someone who wants some bearded silkie eggs lol.
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I figured they werent broody, as you didnt say they were. I'm sure if you posted on CL people would be interested as long as they werent really expensive. And jsut incase you decide to sell eggs a lot of people dont like buying eggs older than a week.
     
  8. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll see what they do. Lavender is on 13 right now, so depending on her hatch, I'll see what I want to incubate later. I have no idea what my silkies will produce since these are their first. I'm excited to see!! So I probably won't CL the eggs. I would rather someone on here have them, so I know they are going to a good home. If I don't incubate them myself.
     
  9. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    imagine hoping for a rooster.

    I have thought of asking about this. I have not hatched as much as you by any means but I do have trouble keeping the humidity high enough during lockdown in the 1588, I'm adding water to the sponge about twice a day. I finally just put the eggs in a still air for lockdown. How did you plan to turn off the fan? I did not see an easy way with my 1588.

     
  10. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    I know! It's like a sickness wishing for a roo!
    I'm waiting for the last chick to get out of the egg and then will be cleaning incubator and setting it up as a still air for hatching. I added the fan to the incubator myself so it's powered separately than the heat.
     

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