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Silkie thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was my plan! I am going to load them probably tomorrow night or Sun am. What am I looking for when I candle them? How do I tell if the air sac is loose?
     
  2. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would candle them now so you know what you are dealing with. Then don't touch them again-- except to load them. Grab an egg out of your fridge for a good example of what an air sac should look like. It should be at the top and stable. When you tilt the egg side to side, it should not move at all. Shipped eggs usually have detached air cells. They are fine, so long as they have a chance to rise to the top and settle. They won't ever "attach" back again, but should become stable by the middle of incubation. Some of my eggs had all the air cells shook right out of them-- no air at the top at all. After two days, mine were back at the top again and fine. I even had chicks hatch out of those eggs. They just need a chance to rise. You should just know what you are starting with so you know what to look for later on. Mark anything in pencil that is not good (but go ahead and incubate--it's a learning experience!). Also, look for hairline cracks, just in case.
     
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  3. GoldBarRanch

    GoldBarRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she looksSQ to me but maybe the exsperts will chime in. Id use her in a breeding program , what a cutie
     
  4. GoldBarRanch

    GoldBarRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor hatches quail and now uses high humidity with great success . theyre shells seem a little harder then chicken eggs
     
  5. GoldBarRanch

    GoldBarRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wait until you see them sunbath, looks like they are having a seizer. [​IMG]
     
  6. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Having great fun with my new chicks today. These two are so fun to watch I took them out for a photo shoot (porcelain & lav). :D
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  7. GoldBarRanch

    GoldBarRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love all your birds , just beautiful , thanks for sharing
     
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  9. GoldBarRanch

    GoldBarRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really love this blue color and have been looking for some, can you show me pictures of the other colors as well
     
  10. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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