Originally Posted by RoodyRodchester
Originally Posted by Wickedchicken6
I haven't had any luck yet with eggs that have a crack...yet. Mine usually develop part way, then I can see the veins begin to atrophy...and then the embryo dies.
But others have had success and I think with yours just being at the end of the air cell...it may have a definite chance. I hope it does it!!
Please let us know how it makes out. I'd love to know the results!
Oh no! That's sucks.
So sorry to hear about your eggs.
That's an awesome pic!!!
And so cute!!!
That's awesome! I'm totally new to broodies...but I'm learning quickly..lol.
Pretty difficult to put broodies together from different hatch times. And once they have their chicks...pretty hard to add a new one. (I just tried today...lol)
I've just had four set and hatch chicks...and two more are setting.
I let them set on golf balls for a few days/nights before giving them any eggs.
I hadn't collected eggs in a few days because I was running out of room in the fridge and in the incubator. And yesterday I caught her sitting on the eggs and she got very verbal when I went to get them. So I left them and her. I didn't check to see if she was sitting on them before bed because I ended up hurting my knee and was resting all evening. But she was on them all day today but I just saw her out so in not sure what she's doing. Maybe just a quick break. Guess I will see in a little bit. She's a leghorn so I didn't think she'd ever go broody.
Ohhhhhh...lol. She's got eggs under her...that's cool! My eggs are green, blue, off white and a couple days in I could see the changes in the yolk in the darker eggs even if I there's no spiders yet. Instead of being a nice glow like a regular egg, the yolk appears more like a ball or a concentrated, thicker mass than the glow. Is that a good way to explain it? LOL!!!
But even by day 4-5 you'll see spiders in the eggs if she's serious about setting. My first broody hen sat during the day and then gave it up at night at first. So that's why I used the golf ball method to make sure, because I really didn't know if I was recognizing what I was supposed to being new to the broody thing. And all of my EE's get verbal with me if I try to gather eggs. But none of them have went broody...yet.
If it was me, I'd leave the eggs under her...the eggs will be started. And I'm drowning in eggs so if I lose a couple it's no big deal. You sound like you may be in the same predicament if you're fridge is full.
Each broody was different...but Louise would go out every day to dust and mosy around. She's just a tiny OEGB but she just hatched 7 chicks. (What a girl!) While I only saw the bottom broody out twice...lol. They still all hatched their eggs. They were all first timers...won't be a year old until July.
Originally Posted by Jessimom
Originally Posted by DwayneNLiz @Jessimom
sorry about the losses but it sounds like a lot of new eggies coming in!!
I want sebrights someday
Best to ask the pro about serama@Sally Sunshine
Thanks for linking Sally, I forgot she is the Serama queen!!!
Originally Posted by Wickedchicken6
Sorry to hear of the losses too!
Sebrights are gorgeous.
I can see a few eggs being brought in here to outcross...so I'm interested in hearing info too!
I just hatched 22 out of 22 of TJchickens MFDs, she said that the Sebrights are a little harder to hatch than the MFD, but the Seramas were really tough to hatch. Said that they run at a higher humidity the first 18 days. I think those 6 are going to get a big Brinsea 40 all to themselves!! I'll let you know how they all do. I am especially looking forward to the Gold Neck Sebrights. They are incredibly beautiful!!
I said Sebrights didn't I??
I LOVE Sebrights but I was also wanting to hear about Serama's too. Oh boy!