Haha! He's adorable!
I set the new eggs this afternoon, 34 *crosses fingers*
Just gonna run it at the same general humidity as the first batch and if the freshest eggs get to the end and quit again (or have trouble hatching) then I'll have a pretty good idea that's what it was.
Here are some more pics! Had the babies out for a couple minutes while I changed their paper towel bedding:
I added a third serama to the segregated batch today as I felt those two still weren't acting as lively as the rest. It seemed they needed a third to encourage more waking and pecking around and so far it seems to be working. You can see how much larger it is than the one on the left tho... I hope that one doesn't end up being a micro.
That kiddie pool looks like it makes a good large brooder on the cheap. You just cover it with chicken wire to keep them in?
I love the colors on that little one! He IS small! How small is a micro? Do they have health problems? Zippy was pretty small and frail at first. I have a picture of him next to a glue stick; IDK if you've seen it. He was constantly getting stuck on his back and would scream! It took him almost 3 days with assistance to hatch. He has the shortest legs I've ever seen. I honestly think he wasn't meant to make it, but I like to think all the extra TLC he got helped him survive.
See? Lol He had dried egg "gunk" all over him, I think from taking so long to hatch, so he was not the cutest looking chick. He's still kinda weird looking, but we love him.
Edited by Naliez - 10/27/15 at 6:51pm