First Hatching Experience. Serama and Japanese Bantam.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pugsabi, Aug 16, 2018.

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  1. Pugsabi

    Pugsabi Free Ranging

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    Thank you so much @RainForestBird !
    My shipped eggs arrived today. They were packaged beautifully.

    Unfortunately, USPS not only took them on a scenic route, but they also bounced them about a bit. Even though they only had to cross one state line, it took them four days to get here. They were shipped priority so I was able to "track" them online. They were in the next town over, and were sent out for delivery, only to be returned to the distribution center last night!
    I was sent 6 serama and 8 Japanese bantam buff black tail eggs. Two of the JBT were cracked so I'm down to 6 of each. They were both fertilized. Of the remaining dozen, 5 have detached air cells.

    Because of the delay and the warm weather both here in Texas and in Arizona, I decided to forgo letting them sit out and put them, fat side up in the incubator. I won't turn them until around day 7 because of detached air cells.
    Here are some pictures of how well they were packaged.
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    And one of the broken ones, showing fertilization.
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  2. Pugsabi

    Pugsabi Free Ranging

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    It's hard to see in that last picture but there was a perfect bullseye.
    Here's a picture of the eggs before going into the incubator. I love the light brown one!
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  3. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    How exciting! Good luck!
     
  4. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Good luck!
     
  5. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Eggstremly Crazy Chicken Lady

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    How exciting! Good luck and sorry about USPS!!
     
  6. littleprairieheartsfarm

    littleprairieheartsfarm Free Ranging

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    Yay Sabi! :celebrate :fl Hopefully all hatch!
    What incubator are you using?
     
  7. Pugsabi

    Pugsabi Free Ranging

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    Right now, they are in a Hova-Bator 1602N, but I have a Brinsea mini being delivered Tuesday, that I plan on switching them to.
     
  8. littleprairieheartsfarm

    littleprairieheartsfarm Free Ranging

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    Sweet! All of these hatching threads has gotten me into hatching fever, and one of the Brahmas laid a double yolker which I was told I could incubate... :oops: hmmmm I just might :gig
     
  9. Pugsabi

    Pugsabi Free Ranging

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    I'm pretty sure everyone says the same prayer everytime they are waiting on shipped eggs. Please don't let USPS scramble my eggs!
     
  10. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Eggstremly Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Sounds good to me!!
     
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