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Originally Posted by RubyNala97 View Post

Has it internally pipped?
They are looking good! So big already. What colors are they? What colors do seramas come in?
I don't think so but I'm not positive, I've never candled one that was internally pipped before. I'm a total newbie at this hatching thing. The only other eggs I've had hatch were with a broody hen and I only candles those a hand full of times.
post #4512 of 7517
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Has it internally pipped?
They are looking good! So big already. What colors are they? What colors do seramas come in?

 

I've got a good assortment of colors.  That's one of the things I love about the Seramas, no real "accepted" colors.  And they change a lot as they mature.  I have one that is totally yellow, that I assume will be all white, possible even silkied.  A couple that look "wild" type with buff coloring.  One almost all black, with some reddish tint. 

 

My plan is to hold 3-4 each night, get them used to being handled more, but I can't do all of them at once.  The 2 OEGB's that I handled nightly are the sweetest chicks I have, so I really want to work with these guys. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by audy5000g View Post


Hen died. She didn't make it through the night. ...Sigh

3 Sebrights made it and they're doing well.

 

Awww, I'm sorry.  I can send you more eggs, if you want. 

Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas! 
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Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas! 
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Hen died. She didn't make it through the night. ...Sigh

3 Sebrights made it and they're doing well.
Oh hun I'm so sorry for your loss. Was it just an integration issue? What would make chickens do that?
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 Was it just an integration issue? What would make chickens do that?

Doesn't have to be a integration issue----I have seen a hen get in a fight(pecking order) with another hen and get a bloody head/comb within minutes All the other chickens have the desire for some blood and tear her scalp off------No I did not set and watch---I broke up the fight---they went their own way----in a few I heard more commotion and I ran to see/retrieve a torn up hen. I have lost some, but a lot more lived through it in my many years of playing with the chickens------In my opinion game hens are the worse for this, but they are great hatching hens.


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Doesn't have to be a integration issue----I have seen a hen get in a fight(pecking order) with another hen and get a bloody head/comb within minutes All the other chickens have the desire for some blood and tear her scalp off------No I did not set and watch---I broke up the fight---they went their own way----in a few I heard more commotion and I ran to see/retrieve a torn up hen. I have lost some, but more a lot more lived through it in my many years of playing with the chickens------In my opinion game hens are the worse for this, but they are great hatching hens.

 

I have one crazed OEGB hen right now.  I finally gave eggs to her and confined her, so she would leave my other momma hen and chicks alone!  After about a week of the momma being confined with her new chicks, I wanted to let them out, but this crazy one would not leave the momma alone.  I figured she wanted babies of her own.  So she has now been sitting on eggs for 2 or 3 days.  We'll see if she can be a better mommy than she was an auntie.  :/

Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas! 
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Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas! 
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post #4516 of 7517
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Originally Posted by sday615 View Post

I don't think so but I'm not positive, I've never candled one that was internally pipped before. I'm a total newbie at this hatching thing. The only other eggs I've had hatch were with a broody hen and I only candles those a hand full of times.
So I looked up some internally pipped pictures and I don't think it is...but it's def still moving in there. I guess I'm just going to hang in there as long as it's stays alive! It's so hard to be patient!
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Originally Posted by PD-Riverman View Post

Doesn't have to be a integration issue----I have seen a hen get in a fight(pecking order) with another hen and get a bloody head/comb within minutes All the other chickens have the desire for some blood and tear her scalp off
No I did not set and watch---I broke up the fight---they went their own way----in a few I heard more commotion and I ran to see/retrieve a torn up hen. I have lost some, but a lot more lived through it in my many years of playing with the chickens
In my opinion game hens are the worse for this, but they are great hatching hens.
So you think breed makes a difference? Sorry for all the questions. I have a newer hobby farm and I'm trying to learn everything I can. smile.png
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Geez day 19 of incubation feels like week 40 of pregnancy lol. It's almost here. Waited all this time but now I can't seem to wait lol..
post #4519 of 7517
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Originally Posted by jenniferlamar70 View Post

Oh hun I'm so sorry for your loss. Was it just an integration issue? What would make chickens do that?
It makes no sense to me cause they were together from the beginning. Maybe cause I removed her the other hen got territory obsessed. Ugh
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post #4520 of 7517
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Originally Posted by audy5000g View Post


Hen died. She didn't make it through the night. ...Sigh

3 Sebrights made it and they're doing well.

So sorry your hen didn't make it! I've seen them bounce back from bad wounds and die from seemingly nothing. It all depends on the bird I guess.

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