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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by villnave, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. villnave

    villnave In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2008
    If anyone of you have EVER expierienced this, Then WOW!!

    The Story:
    I have two Silkies and they are opposite sex and I have had them around 5 months and I watched my hen, Penny, sit on 4 eggs. I was curious to see if any of them were fertile .SO........I put them in our incubator in our basement and 10 days later, my bro's gf checked the eggs with a flashlight and found that 2 were fertile . And, now,
    I am to have them any minute or hour!!!WHOA!Am I excited or What! And, I am not sure if I will know what to do.So, someone HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]

  2. jakmallex

    jakmallex Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    You don't have to do much. Have your eggs pipped yet? It can take 24 hours or more from the first pip until it hatches. That of course is assuming that they hatch on schedule. Some of my recent hatch waited until day 24 to come out. Once they're hatched just leave them in the incubator to dry out and get fluffy. After that it's easy, just give them food and water and watch for pasty butt. Congratulations and be sure to post lots of photos when they hatch!

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