Silkie lockdown question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Knigge, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Knigge

    Knigge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 11 silkie eggs and 7 olive Eggers left in the incubator. I recently read that bantam breeds should go into lockdown at 16 days and I know other eggs are day 18. These are 14 days today. Should I lockdown early because three are silkies? Maybe day 17 rather than 18?
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you're fine waiting till day 18.
     
  3. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I frequently hatched silkies along with my standard layers. They have always hatched on day 21 with all of the others. You should be fine.
     
  4. Knigge

    Knigge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok excellent. That's what I assumed but wanted to check for certain. Thanks!
     

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