Silkie hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by henroo, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. henroo

    henroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone... So here's my problem. I had a broody Japanese bantam like 1 month ago. So I let her sit on fake eggs for a little bit before giving her 6 silkie eggs. The incubation process went just fine without any problem. So 2 days ago was day 21 and the eggs started hatching. Till now I got 3 chicks and 1 pipped egg but the chick died inside the shell. So forward to today there's still 2 eggs to hatch as today is day 21 for them. I did replace 2 eggs after candling the eggs in day3 of incubation. So the hen got out of the nest box today and start caring for the chicks and left the 2 eggs for maybe 2 hours. I have another broody silkie that is sitting on fake eggs so I gave her the 2 eggs and see if they hatch. So do you guys think that they'll hatch. This hatch was very important for me because I lost a high quality silkie to a predator and I put some of her eggs to hatch. I already lost 1 chick. Any advise is appreciated.
     
  2. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    The eggs might have cooled down to much but there's still a good chance that they will hatch.[​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Broody hens often get excited about the first chicks to hatch and forget(??) about the other eggs - especially if your eggs would started at the same time/staggered hatch
     
  5. henroo

    henroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to the both of you. Good news is that a fourth egg has pipped and started to hatch. Now just hoping that the last hatch too. But now another question arises. Should I slip the 2 chick under the original mother after they hatch? I don't want 2 hens to do the work of one.
     

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