My first silkie hatched today,

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oletymer, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. oletymer

    oletymer Songster

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    I bought my silkies when they were 3 weeks old and I hatched my first off spring today , his /her head has a large bump on it, Is this normal?
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  2. tadpole98

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    i also hatched a silkie that looks just like that with the same bump. hope its normal!
     
  3. oletymer

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    3 months ago I hatched out silky eggs I purchased online but none of them had bumps like that,
     
  4. Peeps4me

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    Not to worry, it's called a vaulted skull and is something that most Silkie breeders like to see in their chicks. Enjoy your new baby!
     
  5. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Crowing

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    [​IMG] Enjoy your babies. there is a Silkie thread that is VERY active. You might dive into it for more silkie info.
     
  6. sezjasper

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    I didn't have an answer to offer you, but wanted to admire the baby [​IMG] So precious! Please post more pictures soon!!
     
  7. PhipN FarmGirl

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    Congratulations! Dont't worry about the bump, it is called a "vaulted skull," and it comepletely normal and even desirable fr showing Silkies. Cute chicky, by the way!
     

  8. oletymer

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    So happy to hear this is normal and here's a 3 day picture, he or she is a little pistol running around the brooder
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