Originally Posted by Cynthia12
Aww, brush it off, tonight is Halloween, get dressed up, get out and have some fun with friends/family.
You guys are so sweet! I did have fun...until the bee stung me. Then I was in bed for a week. Didn't know this but apparently it gets worse with every sting. Now I have to keep an Epi pen.
Gotta love it...
Originally Posted by RavynFallen
Awwww.... so sorry, hon!!
Try again... that little chicky needs some friends... Seramas are hard, shipped Seramas are even harder... tell her @TJChickens
I am going to try for another one, my little baby is SO cute & SO funny! I need to take a picture. In the week I was in bed, she(?) feathered out with more white feathers & is SO FLUFFY!
Originally Posted by TJChickens
As long as you enjoy trying..you have another shipment coming from me. You are up against some odds though. How do I put this politely....I have no faith at all in those incubators. If you are sure that you have really good thermometers that you can trust, that's a great thing. Humidity, you seem to be on top of it. The turning ...? Not so sure about those little bators.
And.... you are trying to hatch one of the most difficult of chickens- from shipped eggs. I know other breeders who won't ship Serama eggs because of this. I will, but I usually end up shipping a second batch to give better odds. Sometimes, someone will surprise me and hatch about half the eggs. It took me awhile to build my Serama flock, hatching one or two, sometimes none from shipped eggs.
If you don't care much for hatching eggs, and all you want is a buddy for your little girl, you might consider having one shipped to you. If you really want to hatch your own, keep on trying, it will happen. Only you can justify the expense of another incubator and how much use you would get out of it. I guess you could always resell it if you get something like a Brinsea. Even a styro-bator would be better. We understand those well.
So don't kick yourself, at all. and get out there and do something for Halloween! We'll work on a Thanksgiving chick....or a Christmas chick....
I do like learning how to do this & I was so sure that last one was going to make it. The new incubator works better than the first in keeping steady temperature & I do have a couple of thermometers. I know you don't have faith in the little incubators, truthfully I'm getting to that point too. But I am stubborn & will give it another chance.I do make sure to roll the whole incubator by alteranting the tilt of each leg a couple of times a day but I do have the option of laying the eggs flat if I remove the insert holder, maybe it's worth trying that. I was so upset with that used foam one I had borrowed last time but I'm sure a new one wouldn't have the issues it did....or a Brinsea...
I would be lying if I said I didn't like the hatching thing so I would like to try it again. I'm feeling a bit better to know that you had some issues too & I do very much appreciate the eggs you ship!
I would like to go for a Turkey day chick or 3!