About to lose it.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Badhbh, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 19 on the Serama eggs. Out of 18, I had 10 that were still viable from last candling. The rest were quitters.
    If these don't hatch, i'm seriously going to lose it. This is the third try on Seramas. The first time, the eggs were scrambled (thanks mr postofficeperson), the second, the humidity was wrong (too low) and temps too high (102). THIS time, humidity has been in the 50s the whole way. I've been obsessing over it. Temp has been 101 (still air) with one spike to 103 when i took out the turner, but it wasn't that high for long- less than a half hour.
    No pips.
    Everything says they hatch in 19 days.
    19.
    Today is 19! HATCH! [​IMG]

    There, i'm ok. But really. I dont' think I can take another failure. All i want is some stupid Seramas [​IMG]
     
  2. Sending good vibes
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  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    those are evil eggs...I quit after like three tries...best of luck to you but they are evil eggs...I have an incubator in my classroom! I claim it is part of class...[​IMG]...it is just there for a quick fix [​IMG]
     
  4. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    What day were they set?

    They sometimes hatch on day 21.
     
  5. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were set on the night of the 30th. So any day now...
     
  6. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're actually on day 18 by my pencilling (ok, Excel spreadsheeting). [​IMG]

    DAY DATE
    set 30-Nov
    1 1-Dec
    2 2-Dec
    3 3-Dec
    4 4-Dec
    5 5-Dec
    6 6-Dec
    7 7-Dec
    8 8-Dec
    9 9-Dec
    10 10-Dec
    11 11-Dec
    12 12-Dec
    13 13-Dec
    14 14-Dec
    15 15-Dec
    16 16-Dec
    17 17-Dec
    18 18-Dec
    19 19-Dec
    20 20-Dec
    21 21-Dec
     
  7. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    Chicken eggs ALWAYS start hatching on the 21st day. I've had them hatch 21- 22 - 23 days. Never on 19 days. May I suggest using a setting hen instead of an incubator?
     
  8. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It's not unusual at all for Serama to hatch on day 19. But they don't always hatch early...
     
  9. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seramas are known for hatching on day 19. Not ALWAYS, but much of the time.
    And i've got no broodies this time of year.. if this one doesn't work out I may try with a broody in the spring.
    Thanks for the math! Yay it's only 18! I took the turner out a day early. Oh well.
     
  10. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the math!

    [​IMG] I learned that spreadsheet thing on here, which is great because I cannot keep track of the days to save my life.

    Let us know how the hatch goes.​
     

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