Silkie eggs.. new to this!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkie11, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. silkie11

    silkie11 New Egg

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    Hi all,

    New to the form. My Name is Cynthia and I have 2 silkie chickens just as a pets. I have been going through pages and pages of info trying to get my head around things

    My dilemma is. One of my hens went broody so I bought her some fertilized eggs (picked them up not mailed ones). I put them under her Monday the 14th November around 4pm. I am over the 21 day period and nothing. no peeping, no noise nothing. I candled them last night and I can see like a dark figure/blood vessels and the air sack at the bottom. I don’t know if this is what I should be seeing etc? any info would be great!
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    If you set them at 4 pm general rule is you do not count that day. So, your actually on day 20. But, I would give at least 2 or 3 more days and then candle them again.
     
  3. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 Hope you get some cuties!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. silkie11

    silkie11 New Egg

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    thanks guys! so only day 20? how does that work what day am i counting from?
     
  6. Sliprock

    Sliprock Lazy L Farm

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    Wishing ya luck.

    We hatched some silkies this past year. Me the wife and kids were crazy the day of the hatch...I actually left work early.. they ended up hatching late that night.
     
  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And > THIS THREAD < might help you with your candling. [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
  8. Shayna

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    Sounds like your eggs are developing, give them a couple more days and hopefully you'll have some chicks! [​IMG]
     
  9. silkie11

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    So today is the 7th December in Aust. wouldnt that make her day 22/23??
     
  10. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, you are on day 23... A full 24 hours must pass before you can count a day.. So at 4pm on the 15th would have been day 1... Technically, they should have hatched by now. The hen not keeping them heated properly can put them behind by a day or two.. So, I would let her sit on them until day 25 just to be safe. Good luck, I hope they hatch for you!! [​IMG]
     

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