Week 1 Complete

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie_boi, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Silkie_boi

    Silkie_boi Out Of The Brooder

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    So i started with 6 silkie eggs and already down to two [​IMG]

    I bought the eggs off eBay and the incubator came late so they were already like about 7 days old before they got put into the incubator. I'm just about to go into day 9 and the last two seem fine so far.

    It seems as if they are doing somersaults in their shells lol, its so fun to look at. I cracked open the other four and sure enough there was nothing in them

    I know its a very small number of eggs to start with for a first hatch but i will be ecstatic to even have one hatch. The temp seems to be holding perfectly fine and humidity seems to be holding fine at about 35 - 45 on the hydrometer.

    Everything seems to be going fine so far and hopefully things will stay this way.
     
  2. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! my first hatch ever was one duck egg and i was just as happy, besides mine are pets so i devoted all the time to him and he was awesome [​IMG] As for the eggs being 7 days old when you started incubating, that's not a problem as long as you turn them while stored they should be fine, i have hatched 12-14 days old eggs and they hatched perfect! Hoping for a good hatch [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Silkie_boi

    Silkie_boi Out Of The Brooder

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    Im hatching as pets to but by what ive been reading so far, its sounds so addictive lol.
     
  4. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yeah, i've been holding off since may, it's sooo hard lol
     

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