using a silkie-bator to hatch other types of birds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rhythmicgoldfish, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. rhythmicgoldfish

    rhythmicgoldfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i read that silkies were breed in china to hatch quail eggs ... do you think they could hatch parrot eggs? what is the smallest egg a silkie will hatch... what is the largest
     
  2. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    I've had them hatch my Serama eggs, which are about the size of a large parrot's egg. [​IMG]
     
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  3. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
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    Where do you get parrot eggs from? I would love to find out!
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I don't think there isn't anything a good silkie won't set LOL. if you gave them the chance they would set rocks LOL.

    AL
     
  5. charliesgirl

    charliesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long does it take before a parrot egg to hatch?
    doesnt it take quite a while?
    will a silkie sit until the egg hatches or just get bored and leave it?
    this is interesting [​IMG]
     
  6. charliesgirl

    charliesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long does a parrot egg take to hatch?
    doesnt it take a while?
    will a hen sit until the egg hatches or just get sick of waiting for it to hatch and leave?
    im really interested to see where this goes, not a typical post [​IMG]
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    i had to look on the internet and here's what i found...

    Most parrots take 26 days after incubation starts. Cockatiels and some smaller birds take from 18-21 days to hatch.

    A newly hatched chick must be fed every 2 hours for 7 days
     
  7. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
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    I sure hope it is true about Silkies urge to hatch. That is one of the reasons I have them. I want them to hatch guinea eggs for me. I have 6 in a nesting box and she has looked them over a time or two, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. I think one of the eggs maybe hers.
     
  8. chicklady63

    chicklady63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them eggs and they will come.
    If she's old enough to lay an egg, the next thing she will be doing is setting on it. They're great little trustworthy hatchers.
     
  9. rhythmicgoldfish

    rhythmicgoldfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i plan on hand raising the conures once they hatch
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Quote:I had one desperately trying to hatch out a couple of plastic easter eggs. [​IMG]
     

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