Anyone hatching Serama eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie Nut, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Silkie Nut

    Silkie Nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so excited! I just got my first hatching eggs! They are Seramas and I have a total of 15 eggs. Just wondering if anyone else is, or has, hatched Serama eggs! The eggs I'm hatching include Frizzled Seramas, Booted Seramas, and Silkied Seramas. Would love to hear your stories on your Serama hatching eggs and how they turned out. So far, it looks as if two didn't make it but the rest are fine. Im very happy with my incubator. It is staying stable with the temperature and humidity. Would love to hear any advice or tips to have a succesful hatch rate. Post pictures of your baby Seramas, or full grown Seramas! Fingers crossed for a succesful hatch[​IMG] Thanks! Wish me luck! They should start hatching around the 13th of March!



    sincerley , Silkie Nut
     
  2. LST Poultry

    LST Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I am hatching Serama eggs year round. We got our 1st 2 parir from Jerrys Seramas> They were a B and D pair and we have continued to buy eggs from breeders of smaller Seramas and now have Micro A, A's , B's, C's and the one pair of D's. Seramas are the friendly birds and the love people and they are so small. We put Sulmed in the water for the 1st 3 days after hatching, but they all carry a 1-2% fatal gene, and can die for no reason. So far hatch rates are 90-100 on our own eggs and about 75% on shipped, so not complaining. You will love ypur serama peeps soooo small and cute as heck
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one egg that I am putting under our silkie on thursday. I cant wait they are adorable!
     
  4. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
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    i'm not hatching seramas now, nor have i ever. but one day i want to, so i am interested in this thread. i wonder if temps and humidity are different for them? if i didn't have so much going on inside the house i would hatch them now for a couple house chickens. sigh....one day!
     
  5. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got seramas, dutch, plish and sibrights in the bater now. theve been in a week now. My temp is 37.4 - 99.3. Is this temp ok?
     
  6. KLRA

    KLRA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done 3 rounds of hatching seramas this winter and it's been pretty rough with shipped eggs--I only hatched out 2 from a total of 2 dozen eggs (most never developed at all) and one of them died a week later. I've been at about 90% on my own eggs. One thing I've learned is that my seramas tend to pip early on day 18 or 19, then take at least 18 hours before they start zipping. A lot of people want to help their seramas out when they have to wait that long for any more movement, but my suggestion is to let them do their thing. Honestly, if they're not going to make it, I'd rather have it happen in the shell than in the brooder after I've gotten attached. Just keep that in mind.

    Here's my first silkied serama at 3 weeks:
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    And here's a cute picture of a couple I hatched in January:
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    :) Hope you get a great hatch! Feel free to PM me if you ever have any questions. I'm not an expert but I've done a TON of research and have experienced quite a bit in my incubation cycles this winter.
     
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  7. shanachie05

    shanachie05 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the perfect thread! I am hoping to hatch some of these little guys some day. There is a person in the same state and she said she'd keep me in the loop as she is hatching some. But i would like to do this too
    thank you for your advice suggesting patience and you make a very good point about them being in the shell until they are ready. Subscribing to this as i hope to learn a lot as we all explore and move forward with our experiences.
    woo hoo!
     
  8. LST Poultry

    LST Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    They definitely require patience. My smallest birds the A and Micro A's took the longest to make it out of their eggs. I have them in the house I made a brooder for my chicks that hatch in the winter. They are doing very well will get some pics. I incubate at same temp as my other chickens and hatching rate alittle earlier than others by 2 to 3 days. I haven't got a long history in chickens just a year but it has been a very enlightening and very rewarding experience. Love my chickens, all of them.
     
  9. Silkie Nut

    Silkie Nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the Serama pictures!
     
  10. shanachie05

    shanachie05 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I'm making the commitment to this breed. Our incubator is ready and i want to be careful to potentially hatch birds i know i want. My husband has built the Chicka-bator-nater, and we have humidity and temp regulated. Feels kinda scary, but i have some good therapy skills and the mindset to accept what comes. I do believe i will be setting some eggs soon!
    What an amazing little bird! Cannot wait to enjoy them myself.
     

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