pixs of 4 bantam chicks day 22 on pg 3

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by purplebaby, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am on day 18, my 8 bantam cochins and silkie/showgirl eggs from asher are under my silkies. i am so nervous. i eyeballed them today (afraid to candle) while 1 of the broodies was up for food & water. i swear i saw some move. all three silkie hens are sharing the nesting, it is quite amusing.
    what should i be doing? never got this far in hatching b4 and i am not sure what to do....
    thanks in advance
    mb


    edited to change subject title.... from nervous hatching broody hen ...as we now have 4 chickies
     
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  2. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am on day 18 too! Not au naturale, though. I can't give you advice, but I can wish you and your silkie good luck![​IMG] I'm thinking mom knows what to do best.[​IMG]
     
  3. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    between all 3 of them i hope 1 has a clue
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  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    what color bantam cochins do you hatching?
     
  5. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i believe what asher said was cochin babies should all feather out blue as they are a splash boy with all black hens. The silkies are all colors so it's anyones guess.

    i am so excited! [​IMG] but so worried [​IMG]
     
  6. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did get my nerve up to go and candle. 3 are no good-watery, one was cracked and definatly no good. but one of the others laid eggs in the nests when i wasnt looking so not sure how many of asher's eggs are still good but max 5. it is hard to see the smiley faces we marked them with.

    aaargh! no more setting this yr.... cant take the pressure. [​IMG]
     
  7. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DAY 19..... nothing yet.

    the hens moved all the eggs tho, does that mean anything? when i say moved i mean she had already dumped them out of the nest and made her own from shavings days ago. today when i was not looking (dang those teens for needing transport!) she and the other hen moved them about 8" or so to a new location in coop. does any one know y?
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  8. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DAY 20 7:30 am est
    i think one has started as there is a little tiny crack like pip that comes from the inside. i checked when the moms went to get water and food.

    please let some hatch out.... [​IMG] ....please, i got my fingers crossed.
     
  9. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 definite pips but how long to hatch from that? what can i do to help or it a just watch and see?
     
  10. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hatching! [​IMG]
     

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