Fingers & toes crossed, Serama babies due to hatch this weekend

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rarebreedeggs4u, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought my young Serama trio 2 weeks ago and bought 11 eggs too, all she had. Some were older than others, so I knew it was a risk. I candled last night and it looks like I have 6 babies!!! I'm so excited. I can't imagine how tiny these babies will be. My Barred Bantam Cochin babies are scary tiny (to me) and these eggs are 1/3 the size of my Bantam Cochin eggs! Yikes!!

    We've been keeping our babies in for a few days and then putting them in the outside brooder box (multi-tiered cabinet type) in the barn. The temps were in the 70 last Saturday and the high was in the high 30's yesterday [​IMG] The babies are warm & happy. I just CANNOT see any tiny Serama babies going outside anytime soon~LOL
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww congrats on the seramas and the eggs! The babies will be about the size of a quarter when they hatch, super duper tiny!
    Sending good hatch vibes your way [​IMG]
     
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  3. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
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    EXCITING!!! Fingers and toes crossed for you!
     
  4. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way!

    ~Cherlyn
     
  5. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone [​IMG] I'm so nervous. I'm putting them on Lockdown tomorrow, just in case.
     
  6. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
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    Happy Hatching! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    If you get any extra blue ones, you know where you can send them, lol!
     
  7. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, I might take you up on that [​IMG] Do you have any hatching hints for these little bitties? How about hatching in the egg carton that they have been in for incubation or do I need to lay them down? I wasn't this nervous delivering my last child...with no meds with a midwife!~LOL
     
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  8. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    I really wish I had some advice! Im not the most expert with the incubator.
    Mine always is "get a broody!" [​IMG]
    I hand turn them for 16 days, and just leave them alone.
    The only think I do different it when they pip I use a syringe sometimes to put in a drop of food coloring before they hatch if Im going to be gone. That way I can tell who-is-who when I can get home.

    Let us know how it goes!! Im excited for you!! [​IMG]
     

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