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Do Seramas need more help getting hatched?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vetgirl00us, May 18, 2010.

  1. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Songster

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    Sorry, to obsess. I've had 6 pip in 12 hours and the only to zip and hatch was one of my self blue babies, a gorgeous gunmetal silver gray chick. The other pippers- seramas haven't done anything since. It seems like I read somewhere that they have hatch issues..... I can glady get them out of the eggs if I have too. I don't want to lose them.
     

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Give them 24 hours after pipping before helping them out, and even then do it a VERY little at a time and if there is any blood AT ALL then STOP!
     
  3. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Songster

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    okay, it's been 13 hours so far
     
  4. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Songster

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    My chicks from my own flock are hatching beautifully, the seramas not so. I checked this morning and no progress on the pips so off came 1/2 a shell and I had shrinkwrapped seramas. They are all doing well now. Maybe the seramas, being so small, just aren't as strong as the OEGB bantams I am hatching along with them? Either way, I'm not letting them die under my watch lol!
     

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