silkie eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenLover200, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have silkie eggs I think are fertile I a.m going to candle them in a few days... I was wondering what to do I am new to hatching eggs I have a Broody on them now
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have them under a broody, all you have to do is nothing :)
    Well, make sure your sitting hen has access to food and fresh water- but that's pretty much a given.
    Oh, and post pictures when they hatch. We like pictures ;)
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Can I hatch eggs under a Broody when she is still In coop with roosters and other hens?

    Another thing is I will candle the eggs next Wednesday...

    My hatch date is the 7th....
     
  4. Egg Yolk

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    They should be fine altogether.
     
  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Really? Be sure to check back on this thread on the 7th :) or when I candle them... :D
     
  6. Egg Yolk

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    Ok! :)
     
  7. Hoosierchickens

    Hoosierchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let my hen hatch in the main coop with the other chickens then moved them to a separate coop to brood only because it's easier to make sure the water and proper food is accessible to the chicks. Separating them isn't necessary though so long as the chicks can access water. Food isn't as important because a good momma hen will scratch feed out onto the ground for the chicks to eat.
     
  8. ChickenLover200

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    Ok the hen that is on the eggs is also a silkie hen. :)
     
  9. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    today is candle day! I an so excited but yet worried what will i see if they are fertile?

    I tried to candle then yesterday and the shells were too thick I couldn't see anything today is the 2 week mark
     
  10. Egg Yolk

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    I hope there is something! :) :) :) :)
     

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