Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepsnbunnies, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    Look at these darling little sweeties!! [​IMG] They are some of my showgirls. Today was day 21, they are right on time. There were 8 eggs, but only 5 of them hatched. I am going to leave the other 3 in the bator for another day or so, just in case. [​IMG]

    Looks like they are sitting there waiting for their sibling to finish hatching. Too cute. I just love new babies!! I have more in the bator due to hatch in a week, i can't wait! [​IMG]

  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    They are just precious! Congratulations - hope the others decide to come along too!

  3. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Songster

    May 6, 2007
    [​IMG] They are so sweet !
  4. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Songster

    Jun 13, 2007
    Casa Grande, AZ
    Congrats! They are so cute. It cracks me up how when they fluff up I look at them and think "How did you ever fit in that egg?" They are darling!
  5. Oh gosh, they are just darling.
    I hope the rest hatch.

  6. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Songster

    Jun 6, 2007
    How sweet!! Oh how I wish I had the time to hatch babies out of an incubator!!
  7. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Oh they look lovely!
    Do you have pic's of mom and dad?
  8. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Wonderful! So cute. They look so patient!
  9. SamG347

    SamG347 Songster

    Mar 4, 2007
    Is it just me or is your bator missing a window [​IMG] LOL they look so cool there all sitting looking as if they are just waiting for their other sisters and brothers. Good Luck with them and those are by far the most unique looking chicks I have ever seen.
    But very beautiful at the same time [​IMG]
  10. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    Hey Guys,
    Glad you all like my babies! I would like to sell some of them when the weather turns a little cooler. I have never shipped before so I may be asking for some tips. [​IMG]

    SAMG347 I took the window out of the bator just long enough to take the picture. I did not want the temp to drop too much if I opened the whole thing up AND I did not want any babies to get scared and possibly jump over the side and get hurt. Better to be safe than sorry. They are very unique birds - 1/2 silkie and 1/2 turken. All the characteristics of silkies, but the naked neck of the turken. Some have little tiny beards, or mutton chop sideburns. Some are beardless. Some have the naked neck from under the chin all the way down past the crop and some have a little feather "bowtie" halfway down the neck. It is always exciting to see what will hatch.

    Here is a pic of Phyllis with her chicks when they first hatched


    Here is a pic of Phyllis when her chicks were older


    Here is a pic of one of the first showgirl babies we hatched out in the bator in June


    It is raining here now so not a good time to take new pics, but I will try to get some of the roo soon and post it here on this thread. [​IMG]

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