Update on the first silkie hatch of the week

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickNLittle, May 20, 2008.

  1. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    Folkston, Georgia
    Alright, we have four silkies in the bator, one looks a little unsteady but standing etc., then I have one I left in the bator because he couldn't get up. He is still struggling to try to get up. Any suggestions. He seems determined to do so. Should I just leave him in the bator for a while longer? He hatched last night about 10PM? Again, I will be waiting for 20 to hatch on the 25th. Cross your fingers and say a prayer that I get a good hatch out of them. This is only the second time that I've tried hatching silkies that lived. So I had seven from the first batch, they are outside already and little furballs. Then this batch that just hatched, and of course my "close to" two dozen that will hatch at the end of the week. [​IMG]
  2. MaryT

    MaryT Songster

    May 5, 2008
    congrats on your hatch...... don't you just love babies?
  3. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    YOu could try to give him a little sugar water and see if that does the trick. Sometimes it takes them a little bit to get going. JEN

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