Here's my incubation report... @Sally Sunshine
Only one of the Guinea eggs was fertile and it's developing in the mind reader bator (what am I going to do with one Guinea?!) along with 2 Serama eggs from my silkied Seramas and Tobin's one porcelain d'Uccle egg.
In the R-com are 13 shipped Serama eggs from two sources.
gotcha!! good luck I pray the eggs hatch spec the duccle!!
Update: Eggtopsy of the Serama eggs showed that the humidity was too high. I'm not sure how that's possible since I used the humidity pump with my Brinsea, and the highest it got was 38% during the last few days before lockdown. The 3 I eggtopsied were also turned wrong to pip. Maybe they were too big to to turn because of the humidity? The three that did hatch seem healthy and happy. I'm getting some eggs from a local farm that has AMAZING Seramas here soon. Hopefully I'll have better luck with them, and I guess I'll lower the humidity. As this point I feel like I might as well just completely dry hatch. I also did an eggtopsy on one of the Muscovy eggs. The humidity was still too high with this batch I guess. One of my Muscovy hens finally laid another egg today, and hopefully she'll keep laying for a bit. The duckling that hatched absolutely hates me. It won't let me near it, and if I do catch it, it bites me over and over again. I thought I'd try to cuddle it and make it love me, but it just kept biting me.
I also currently have some Cochins hatching. One has hatched and 4 pipped at last count. I really need to get some good quality Cochins to add to my flock because I was looking mine over, and most of them don't meet the standard for a Bantam Cochin.
How can that be too high, did you get images?
Thanks guys. The eggs have been dipped in a warm bleach water solution let sit a minute and wiped each with a separate paper towel. Cabinet Bator sprayed with bleach solution egg trays replaced, and eggs returned. Now we just have to hope it does not reduce the hatch too much. My vet will cull my favorite and the two roosters. I just don't want to.
Hope everyone else is having a good day. I have had enough, and am headed out to escape on my horse for a while.
I will try to catch up later.
If I get it again which is highly likely unless I do caged birds without exposure to rodents and wild birds since so many carry it here not to mention people and poultry I just won't test. My vet says cull the ones with big symptoms, band sneezers, and breed the ones that don't show symptoms.
For anyone who gets outside eggs, and
@BantyChooks suggested for any eggs from your birds dip in warm bleach water (1/4 of suggested kitchen mix listed on bottle) let sit for a minute and wipe each egg with a separate paper towel piece.
When I here from the expert on mycoplasma research at NC vet, I will pass on what I learn.
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 2/20/16 at 5:40pm