Sooooooo Disappointed, lost 2 of my 3 remaining Cuckoo Silkie chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenzoo, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    This is the third time I've tried to hatch these suckers, [​IMG] first time I got one to survive, second time none hatched and this time out of 8 eggs I got three to develop and hatch, but after a few days the best 2 just went downhill and stopped eating/drinking and despite my best efforts of fluids and handfeeding I lost them.[​IMG] Hope the last one makes it... just makes me so sad. All the ones from my eggs hatched and are surviving, I guess the trip was just too much on them. [​IMG]
     
  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    Aw. I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I wonder why? Are they just harder to raise than other breeds? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I don't know, I've hatched all the ones from my Cuckoo hen & Black roo, but very few from shipped eggs. I'm starting to think I'm not suppose to have them. [​IMG]
     
  5. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    It is probably just me, but I think silkie eggs may be a little sensitive to shipping. I have had many eggs and only gotten a few silkie chicks from them. I have had pretty good hatches from shipped eggs on most other breeds.

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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was wondering about this I thought it might just be me. I am trying to hatch a few for a niece of mine I have been having a hard time so far, the eggs I have been getting are shipped too.
     
  8. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I wonder....... is that possible for a certain breed's eggs to be extra sensitive? I ordered a dozen silkie eggs and none hatched. I bought 2 dozen from bobbi porto and only 8 are developing right. Lockdown tomorrow!
     
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It seems a lot of people are having trouble this year.................
     

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