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*What percentage is this??*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tripp16, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Hi Ok I just candled all 13 of my silkie eggs. And So far I think I have 7 alive! I have a good bit of quitters.... [​IMG] ALSO is it bad if I cant see them move??? [​IMG]

    Is that a good hatch rate if they hatch?? Honestly?[​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Quote:That's 49% if all 7 hatch. Are they shipped eggs?? If they are that would be a good hatch rate!!
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    My first time was about 50%--using my own eggs. I was super happy!!!
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    I'm only on my second hatch ever (7 eggs each time). I've only seen the chicks move inside on a couple eggs. I think you have to catch them at just the right moment when you're candling to see them move.

    I hope all of the ones you THINK are good hatch out healthy. [​IMG]
  5. billiejo21

    billiejo21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2011
    I'm not sure what day you are on, but I couldn't really see movement until day 14 or so...I'm not good at candling, since I've just started, but as the chicks get bigger, it's easier to see!!!

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