1st time w/seramas

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nataliewipf, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. nataliewipf

    nataliewipf Chirping

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    I just picked up 22 eggs and have them in my incubator now. Temp is stead at 100 and humidity btwn 50-55%. 20 days go to. Can't wait to candle at day 7 to see how they are progressing.

    We are super excited to see what we end up with. This is the start of my daughters 4H hatch <3
     
  2. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Quack!

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    :celebrate Congratulations! I’ll be wishing you luck with your incubation. :fl
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    Best of luck with your hatch! I'm following so I can see your updates :D
     
  4. Tooshay89

    Tooshay89 Songster

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    Following! I have some serama eggs coming in the mail this week... this would also be my first time hatching Seramas!
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    They're such pretty little birds, love their posture. Good luck with your eggs too @Tooshay89!
     
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  6. nataliewipf

    nataliewipf Chirping

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    Candled yesterday. 1 had cracked and was stuck in the turn rack so I had to lift the whole thing out and break the egg and clean it well before resting them all back in the Inc. The other 21 are all perfect and developing right on sched. :love
     
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    nataliewipf Chirping

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    some little voice inside me told me to ck my eggs last night. 1 had a crack in it on the large side so i applied some nail polish ( i had seen in other forums here that ppl use that to try to save the egg). i candled the others and noticed only 7 have strong veins and development. the other 14 are questionable or look like nothing is happening now :fl:fl:(:(
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    Keeping fingers crossed! :fl
     
  9. Tooshay89

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    Oh no! Hopefully the nail polish will help with the cracked egg. I just set 18 serama eggs on the 27th, so I'm a few days behind you. I don't even want to touch them or candle until at least day 7, I'm so nervous!

    For anyone that's hatched Seramas before, do they typically hatch on day 21 or sooner? I've heard that they can hatch as early as 17-18 days so I'm not really sure when to lock down on this batch.
     
  10. HeartsDelight

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    I just hatched my first Seramas, a shipped clutch under 2 hens that were co-brooding. One came out on day 18, the other 5 popped out on day 19. I got a 50% hatch rate from a dozen eggs.

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