do seramas hatch early under broodies too?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by onthespot, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I have serama eggs under a broody, put there the evening of Jan 27th, and was wondering what would be the earliest I should block her away from the other birds for safety of the babies. I could do it now, but she is nested inside my mixed broody run, right near the general food and water and it is right handy for her to get out and poop, eat and drink, and the nest is at floor level... inside a small plastic pet crate that is in side a large plastic dog crate.... no need to move her right now, but I want those babies kept strictly away from other broodies. Sometimes they sneak in that nest and lay more eggs and I have to pull those eggs out. What say ye?
     
  2. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    true seramas should always hatch on day 19 if that is what u are asking. [​IMG]
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Thanks. I think I will block her off on Feb 13 just to be safe. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    u r very welcome. [​IMG]
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I hatched some under a broody and it took the full 21 days. [​IMG]
     
  6. onthespot

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    hmmmmm..... well, I guess it does't make too much of a difference when I shut the other chickens away. It won't affect the broody at all, it will just crowd out the other chickens for a few days to a week, depending. I guess I should candle those eggs in a few days before I get all excited about chicks hatchig... (c'mon eggs... show me some veins!)
     
  7. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question if seramas hatch on day 19 thenshould you stop turning them on the 16th day?
     
  8. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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    Not all Seramas hatch on day 19. I just had some hatch out today on day 20. Just treat them as if you are hatching them for 21. The only reason they tend to hatch a day or so before other breeds is because they are so small. Other small bantam breeds do the same thing. I had an OEGB hatch last night on day 19.
     

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