during the last few days of incubation . . .

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fallenweeble, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just to be absolutely certain i've read everything correctly . . .

    during the last three days of incubation, days 18, 19, 20 it is crucial that you:

    1. stop turning the eggs
    2. not open the bator no matter what.

    is this correct?

    and if one is incubating serama eggs that typically hatch on day 19 then one stops turning/opening the bator for days 16, 17, 18 - right?

    and the reason you don't open the bator is because you want to keep the humidity high - correct?

    thanks ya'll!
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  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Yup, especially with styrofoam bators.

    Once they hatch let them stay in for 24 hours unless your intervention
    is needed.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    fallenweeble are you incubating serama eggs?
     
  4. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi tiki,
    yup, i am!
    i also have some silkies and a couple of mixes in there too . . .

    (and thank you PC)
     
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  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day are they on now!?!? I'm almost as excited as you are I think!![​IMG]
     
  6. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    And dont forgot you have to raise humidity!
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Do all strains of seramas hatch on day 19? I would venture to say, that if the eggs aren't from a breeder who specfied their birds hatch on day 19, they will hatch on day 21 like all other banties and standards.
     
  8. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we aren't there yet - only day 12 for the little giant and 9 for the R-com - i'm just trying to get my info all sorted out ahead of time.
    i will email my serama source to see what day to expect a hatch.
    thanks ya'll!
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  9. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got a response back from the fella who sold me the serama eggs. he says that his start to hatch around hour 20 on day 19.
    so that's good to know!
     
  10. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, he was SPECIFIC!!

    Must hatch a lot of babies to have it down to the HOUR!


    Good luck on your hatch!!


    Meghan
     

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