- Mar 11, 2018
Help me solve this one - I'm stumped!! I ordered 6 silkie eggs to incubate. They were out when ordered, so they just sent them when they were back in stock... Of course, they arrived one day before I had to be out of town (ugh!). I set incubator up a day prior to be sure all was well, set eggs in when they arrived and the next day left town (praying!). Wouldn't you know... A HUGE storm came through and knocked down power lines for 14 hours. Candled at day 7 and only one questionable egg. Wahoo! That was close! Then, the worst happened again ... Another freaking storm! You guessed it, power out again. This time for only six hours and I put a heavy quilt on them. Candled again and discarded one milky egg after. Day 18, all 5 silkie sweeties look awesome. Look down and 3 hatch perfectly on day 22. A miracle! (And they're the cutest things I've ever seen.) But wait... The 2 others, nothing... I let them incubate till day 26. We carefully opened them tonight and my heart sank. Fully developed. One super dry. One super moist. But whyyyyy! What do you all think happened to these last two?! I realize they've been though a bunch, but three hatched beautifully and why are the last two such different cases? Thx in advance for advice!