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Stacyoung13

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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.
 

Stacyoung13

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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.
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
 

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EggSighted4Life

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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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