Silkie Egg Silkie,eggs,hatch, incubator

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  1. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Songster

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    I want to hatch some silkie eggs, but Im not sure of the humidity and temperature. I read that these could be different with silkie eggs. Any info to help me hatch new babies will be much appreciated. I've got my incubator, hyglometer, (just to make sure), and 4 eggs ready to go.
     
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  2. Stacyoung13

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    Sorry, I put tags under title, lol
     
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  3. NoFlyBackFarm

    NoFlyBackFarm Crowing

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    I don't know, sorry. Waiting for replies.
     
  4. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Crowing

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    I hatch out silkies just like normal chicks. I do a low humidity 18 days and 60% humidity on lock down. Temp on my inc ranges from 99.5-100
     
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  5. Stacyoung13

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    How low is low?
     
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  6. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    How low is low?
     
  7. AlleysChicks

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    Does your incubator have a fan? 99.5-100F if so. If it doesn’t then 102F.

    I have to keep an eye on mine. So the humidity varies. I either run dry in the rainy season or 35% the first 18 days. Lockdown I fill everything up and it’s about 70%. Keep an eye by candling because small eggs can loose weight quick.
     
  8. Stacyoung13

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    It does have a fan. I had to take the lid off and replace it with a big bowl that fits over the whole thing. I couldn't get the humidity down, even with just a soda bottle cap. So I thought I would give more space for humidity to balance out. And turned heat up to accommodate the extra room. So far so good. It's been running for about 24 hrs now. Hopefully I will be able to put the eggs in tonight
     
  9. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Crowing

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    Sorry I was offline all night. I typically do dry incubation because here in Tennessee its always humid. So it always reads 30% with no water in the reservoirs. When I do add water I never let it go above 40%. I do mine pretty much the exact same way @AlleysChicks stated.
     
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  10. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    I hatched probably a 100 Silkies this past year... And treat them as every other egg... also the same as Alleyschicks, essentially...

    35-45% humidity inside the bator days 1-18. And 60-65% thereafter. My chicks almost always hatch on day 21. Same temps as stated.

    Happy hatching! :jumpy:jumpy
     
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