Day 18 for my seramas. *UPDATE*pics&questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IcedMochaChick, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. IcedMochaChick

    IcedMochaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, day 18! I have 11 serama eggs in the bator, hopefully, getting ready to hatch. Some people say they take 19 days, some say 21, so I took them off the turner yesterday. I'm REALLY hoping they start hatching tomorrow! How many of you all have hatched serama and what day did they start pipping?

    Sorry, post was duplicated!
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  2. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    For me, in the incubator at 99.5 deg. they pip with others on day 20 and hatch 21. But under the hen I experience earlier hatchings.
     
  3. IcedMochaChick

    IcedMochaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got home at about midnight, day 19 going into 20, and one has pipped! I can hear lots of peeping, too [​IMG] Come on chickies! [​IMG]
     
  4. IcedMochaChick

    IcedMochaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I have one chick hatched but still sitting in the egg (hatching in carton) and another is pipped! I'm so going to post pics later [​IMG]
     
  5. IcedMochaChick

    IcedMochaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're on day 21 now and I have 3 chicks! I don't see anymore pips, how long should I wait? The first chick hatched yesterday morning. They are all dry, but I'm hoping for more. I'll post pics soon [​IMG]
     
  6. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    I would wait until day 24 or 25 if you can. Also before I throw out eggs I put them up to my ear to see if I can hear any pecking or peeping from the chick. Good Luck.
    Chris
     
  7. IcedMochaChick

    IcedMochaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will the live chicks be ok in the bator for that long? When should I start worrying about them?
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Go ahead and take the hatched chicks out. They are ready to be moved once they are nice and fluffy. Then, you can wait for the other eggs to hatch while the fully-hatched ones are getting comfy in their new diggs.
     
  9. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they need food and water after about three days. Just set up your brooder with a heat lamp, feed, and water, and quikly openthe bator grab them shut the lid and step away. YOU MUST DO IT QUIKLY!!!
     
  10. IcedMochaChick

    IcedMochaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, if there are no pips yet, I can take the chicks out? I don't want to risk suffoating the ones that haven't hatched yet. Maybe I'll wait another day.
     

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