Originally Posted by WVduckchick
Not quoting all those long posts! Lol@WildHens
glad you got the LOs set! I hope they do well for you. @RubyNala97
how are the calls coming along? I can't believe you are in lockdown already. Probably feels long for you, but seems like the loner hatched just a few days ago to me! Lol
Yes, Seramas. I traded some of my LO eggs for Seramas, so I have 19 starting. They came from Florida, the cells were almost all wonky and saddled. Some worse than others. I'll get a pic and post from the computer tomorrow. They are small, but bigger than the quail eggs, and about the same size as my sebright and OEGB eggs. I actually weighed some out of curiosity, smallest 19 grams, largest 31 grams. Big range, so we'll see! WildHens has serama too, and hopefully I'll get some from her eventually for line diversity!
Glad your boys finger is improving too!@Blooie
I took a piece of rubber shelf liner and scotch taped it across my lid. Love it, thank you for the initial thought!!@AmyLynn2374
beautiful pics! They grow so fast, too stinking cute. Lovin the Spitz!!
So the serama eggs are not that small. Wow, I always thought they were super tiny. The first time I saw them in person was at the show and they were very cool. I've heard that serama breeders are hardcore and take their breeding very serious. Lots of pages on FB for seramas. I can't wait to see how they hatch. I candled and misted the calls and it looks like 5/6 died in the last 24 hours. Veins receding, no draw down, no movement. So sad!
Originally Posted by WildHens
This is hands down the cutest picture I've ever seen..I've always raised multiples of ducklings, so never got to have the bond of a single baby. But have heard a lot about them being a better buddy than a dog ♡♡ And I think Blooie is correct, that a contest winner for sure
I know! And let me tell you he is a great single. Very content and just loves being a part of the family. I never had to sleep with him or anything like that. I've heard some crazy stories about single ducks. He does have his moments of crying but I just yell out from the other room "I'm right here" and he settles down. It's so cute seeing him when the kids get home from school. He does really fast laps around the brooder and gets really happy.
Originally Posted by Blooie
Question time.....don't you roll your eyes at me!! I can hear that, you know! I candled the 14 eggs in the incubator tonight while I was turning them. Every one of the them looks great. Embryos are all active, veining looks strong and is much more diffuse over the inner surfaces of the eggs than I was used to seeing in the ones I tried hatching before, and two of the 4 slightly floating air cells seem to be firming up very well. Humidity is pretty constant at 40 - 45% and temps look good.
So what could I could possibly be questioning? Um, some of the embryos inside the eggs look much larger than others. Is that normal? I've read that different incubators can have warm spots and cooler spots, so at least once a day when I turn them, I also shift them around so they aren't always in the same place. Should I stop doing that? Or should I just stop looking for monsters to jump out of the closet at me?
I've got 29 of my own eggs in the octagon 20 and same thing. Some of them are hard to see in because of dark, thicker shells and others are almost transparent to see into. But I noticed that in the first week some were ahead of others. As long as I can see development I don't worry about that. I've even added in eggs up to 48 hours after I set and those don't even always hatch last. Development seems to even out toward the end.
Originally Posted by tracyjg
My problem is there nothing there to ancer it to. What is on the side is the house. On the other side of that is a book shelves. It keeps them dry like shelter. In front of that is more nesting boxes . And there food and water dish. On other side of two book shelves is a block wall. Deer netting is above them. We tried the eggs outside. But weather stop eggs with ants. Last hatch. I gave up and put them in incubator but it didn't go well. These hatch we put dog house in. They like it better but eggs our not developing baby's at all only yolk.one had a tiny baby very new beginning stages. Lost so many eggs. So we wanted to put a light to try and help them. Maybe to cold. It's rained a lot these time. I don't know how to help them. Very worryed
I've had a few broody hens the last few months and they successfully hatched eggs, even during a big snowstorm. It really shouldn't matter that much unless temps were freezing outside. How are your temps where you live? What breed ducks? Have you checked the eggs for fertility? Before they are incubated or sat on, you can crack open a fresh egg and see if there is a white bulls eye on the yolk. I can post a pic of you like.