my name is fallenweeble and i'm a hatchaholic . . .

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fallenweeble, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    can't. stop. hatching.
    so, today is day 18 for my (current) clutch of serama eggs and i just bought MORE From frank today.
    an intervention may be in order!!!!
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    I'm proud of you, very proud. [​IMG]

    Right now, I'm sorta relying on my silkie, Nieves (Nee-e-ves) to do my hatching. She is due next week. Under her I have 3 BR eggs, 2 mutt eggs, and 2 pure silkie eggs. I just candled today and they are looking pretty big!
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  3. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    hi chickenboy!

    even though i have an r-com 20 i pulled the eggs out of it on saturday and put it under my broody "mama" silkie who raised a batch of serama babies for me a few months ago. incubators are awesome but a silkie hen can't be beat!
    (so you are ahead of the game)
  4. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    eastern arkansas
    Are silkies really that great when it comes to hatching/raising babies? I'm thinking I need some silkies!! Although I do have a broody RIR and a "designer" banty with 1 baby so far...
  5. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    Quote:Was it a silkie you got from me? If it was wich one was it? Also good luck with your hatch
  6. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007

    i know how that is i'm the same way now.. once i'm done with one hatch i'm ready to throw more eggs in the next day!
  7. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    hey SnM - it is the partridge silkie hen i got from you. she is a fabulous mother. right now she is sitting tight on those eggs - you couldn't pry her off with a crowbar! (not that i'd try).
    she hatched out some seramas for me a couple a months ago (and also adopted some babies that hatched in the bator) and i had a higher rate of hatch with her than with the eggs in the R-com. apparently her fluffy chicken butt is quite magical [​IMG]
    i guess the only drawback to using a silkie is that they can't sit on 24+ eggs at a time! maybe we can breed a line of silkies with giant butts just for brooding. lol.
    i keep going in to check on her and to listen for little peeps but so far nothing. hopefully i'll wake up tomorrow to the sounds of little chirping babies!

    to debby - you know everything i've ever heard about silkies points to the fact that they are, indeed, wonderful mamas. i guess every chicken is an individual but in general they are great mother birds. i think you should definately get yourself a couple - they are really neat birds!

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