#%$*!$-it....my ONE silkie that made it to 21 days...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    ...by day 23 had pipped the aircell but not the egg. I put a TINY hole in the egg in the aircell area and waited another 24 hours. Still nothing. No peeping but I could see it's beak move a bit. Waited another 24 hours and figured something was wrong. I went ahead and hatched the chick and sure enough, the umbilical cord had wrapped around it's leg TWICE. I think it must have had some brain damage due to decreased circulation.

    I don't normally hatch silkies...these are for my daughter's grandma. This silkie had a HUGE vaulted skull. Could that have been part of the problem too? When I first started hatching it, I thought it had a tumor in place of it's eye!! Sad...

    But I have some more eggs in the bator on day 15 so we'll have others soon. [​IMG]
     
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:Awwww!! Well, people say there is a reason some do not hatch... I guess for yours, you know why..
    Good luck on the rest, gator!!
    Hugs
    Christina
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awww, so sorry [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Did you happen to get any pics ??
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    No, I didn't get pics...but I should have so I could post them for folks to see. [​IMG]

    Are their vaulted skulls always so prominent??
     
  5. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not so sure about that question, but I'm really sorry about your chick. [​IMG]

    I wish you luck with the rest of the eggs, and keep us posted. [​IMG]
     

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