Hatching Seramas

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SunshineSilkies, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    I'm a little confused since I breed Silkies...I have been reading the hatching times for Seramas. I have 10 in the incubator and 5 under a broody silkie hen. Some places I have read to quit turning at 16 days. Should I move the ones in the incubator to the hatcher on day 16? I have them in with some silkie eggs which usually hatch right at 21 days...Need some advice from serama owners...what day do I move the eggs to the hatcher...thanks:idunno
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  2. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    I hate to bump myself, but I was hoping someone would answer since today will be day 16.....[​IMG]
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I stop turning Serama on 16.

    Good luck!!!
     
  4. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Mine go to the hatcher on day 18 , with no problems. So the 18th day is last day turned.
     
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  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    serama will hatch early, I've gone 18 without a problem and had them hatch the next day, with a very good hatch, with you eggs under the silkie be careful the hen might accedentaly step on and kill the chicks, the silkie is big for serama chicks.

    I've been hatching serama over 4 years
     
  6. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    [​IMG] I'm on day 15 and I'd love to hear what everyone else says too! [​IMG]
     
  7. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are due on the 21st, so I am stalking this thread. [​IMG]

    ~Cherlyn
     
  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are on day 5, thread stalking......
     
  9. Hi! My Serama tend to hatch on Day 19/20 also (but so do my Silkies, Cochins, Japanese etc and most of my LF hatch Day 20).
    I still turn or leave in turner til Day 18 and they hatch just fine.
    Good luck!
    [​IMG]
    Lisa
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Candled today! Well so far, I have nine going for sure and two maybes and a probably not. I'll take TWO from this first hatching, heck I'd take one. But for today - happy dance... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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