Veins!!!silkies and tester

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Justino, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    i candelled my 3 of my 8 eggs today and they all had veins!!! yay!!!
     
  2. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    test egg and 2 silkies had veins!
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Don't handle your silkie eggs too much by candling...day 7, 14 and 18...handling too much kills off hatches...
     
  4. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had trouble hatching Silkies so I didn't candle except twice, day 7 and day 16. Keep that bator closed!
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 silkies playing musical chairs with one lone silkie egg. Its halfway through at day 11 today. I had a broody who lost the egg, it rolled away from her. A second silkie jumped on it. So the second one was committed for a few days....just long enough for the original broody to snap out of being broody [​IMG] And now it seems that I am the only one committed to this egg. I find it alone in the middle of the floor and stuff it under whoever is laying to keep it warm. I know it was developing fine....but now i dont know what is going to happen. If it actually hatches, i am going to have to come up with a name that will reflect how bad the odds were against this poor thing making it (open to suggestions) In reading this post, i hope it does not mess it up because i have to move it so much to keep it under a silkie. Plus the times it gets neglected [​IMG] I dont think it has much chance....but i am going to keep trying til the end [​IMG]
     
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Name it Oliver, like Oliver Twist
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I dont know oliver twist [​IMG] why him?
     
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:well i have to hand turn them 3 times a day [​IMG]
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Hand turning them is fine ...it's the extra candling along with that, that will ruin hatches....when I turn my eggs on day 7, 14, and 18...I make sure its the same time that I've to turn the eggs....
     
  10. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    whats the big deal? the temp goes right back within like 5 minuttes...
     

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