My $62.00 silkie chick!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    So here is a video of my single hatchling...making it a $62.00 chick!! [​IMG]

    It is a split lavender and I am praying for a pullet. She (told you I was praying for a girl!) was hatched sticky and covered with albumen...and VERY small. None of the other 6 made it past day 18 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Her topknot is still stuck to her head making her the weirdest looking silkie I've ever hatched!

    The others are a little over a week old. You can see that she is the ugly one on the right [​IMG] (but she is beautiful to me!)
     
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  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The link isn't working for me...[​IMG]
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:62$ chick ouch...Bet you cant wait for my hens to lay huh? I know I cant it's killing me!! [​IMG] [​IMG] She is cute!! Looks like a nice vault starting???
     
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  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it's working now...
     
  5. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is one valuable chicka. Hope you get your girl. [​IMG] I hope my eggs do well. [​IMG]
     
  6. lovemychickies

    lovemychickies Out Of The Brooder

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    Saw the link! She's a precious little fuzz-butt for sure.
    Worth every penny.

    Congratulations![​IMG]
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Well I have dial up so it will take me about an hour to watch your 37 seconds. [​IMG] But I will tomorrow. Is it the one in the front?
     
  8. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww....he/she is ADORABLE!!! Yes, that's one expensive chick, but just think of how much it would cost if you bought a good, quality lavender chicken!!! They go for some serious money! Hoping it's a pullet!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    She really has a huge vault. What you are seeing is the vault itself...the down is still stuck to it. I had to put her under warm running water the day she hatched (Thursday) to get the stickiness off of her...then a warm blowdryer. I was afraid to touch her vault for fear of injuring her so that's going to have to flake off on it's own! [​IMG]
     
  10. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:It's the tiny black one...starts out in front, then runs behind the others and comes back out at the end of the video.

    The others are 2 black and 1 very light blue. At least the egg was marked "blue"...so I'm assuming it's going to be very light. Things change, of course! [​IMG]
     

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