silkie X RIR and other incubation questions.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 2boxers, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled my eggs last night (on day 11) and I was not really able to see too much. Before I took my "business" eggs and candled them, I practiced on fridge eggs-this is my first time. I am trying to hatch out some green a brown and a silkie egg. When I was practicing the candling, the eggs were beautiful! Especially my brown silkie eggs, which glowed while it was all lit up! I was even able to see into my green egg that was in the fridge. However, when I tried to candle my eggs that are setting, they were dark. I did the exact same things, but I was not able to see so well. All I could really see int he silkie egg was a dark mass, the brown egg was dark-ish, and the green were, too. Can some one offer an explanation? Are my eggs done for?

    If not, here's another crazy question. My silkie egg was fertilized by a rhode island red. (I feel like a moron asking this.) Can this tiny egg hatch out? Can it sustain a half breed heavy?
     
  2. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it considered rude to *bump* a thread here?
     
  3. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that they are fertile. But I dont have to much experience with that. But goodluck, -Jay
     
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    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jay, thank you for your reply. I was beginning to think I'd finally asked the stupidest questions on here.
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hopefully someone with some know how will answer you better . I know not much of anything yet I am new.
     

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