Yesterday was day 21-but actually I counted wrong!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkieboxerluv, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. silkieboxerluv

    silkieboxerluv Songster

    Mar 28, 2008
    [​IMG] Today was 21 and 6 babies later and one zipping and another one pipped. 8 out of 12 bought off ebay hatching. Im happy. I got a mixed assortment of naked necks, frizzles, and silkies. So far I have 1 silkie-5 toes, 2 whitish color i dont knows and 3 naked necks 2 darker and one whitish. I did get one green egg! Hes zipping right now. Dont know what its gonna look like![​IMG]
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I also bought eggs from ebay. Only 3 out of 15 hatched from the barn yard mix and 6 out of 12 RIR's. I only know they are RIR's because that is what I was bididng on. LOL How do you know one chick from another? And congrads on your hatch. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    YAY!!!! Congrats! Silkies are so cute!!! It's also encouraging to hear you had good results with eggs from eBay--I have 10 eggs in my LG 9200 that are on day 20 right now...9 of which are from shipped eBay eggs!
  4. silkieboxerluv

    silkieboxerluv Songster

    Mar 28, 2008
    Yeah I was happy to have the 6 little ones. But they say dont count your chickens before they hatch-well the guys who were zipping and pipping last didnt make it. Fully formed. I heard them chirpping away and then the next thing you know nothing. So of course nosey me pulled a piece back from the one who was zipping and it wasnt breathing anymore. Big bummer. Maybe I should have helped him. I dont know.
    How do I know one chick from another?- Some are naked necks-I can visually see this no furryness on the neck. Looks like a toupee. The one has 5 toes so hes a silkie or silkie X, and the other 2 are mixed bantams I suppose.
    Until this month Ebay was the only place that I could find to get eggs from-of course that was before BYC!
  5. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Congrats on the babies silkie. Have you candled the ones I sent yet. I don't recall when you set them. Probably not long enough?? Keep me posted.


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