- Apr 11, 2012
I've always been an incubator of eggs so I'm used to those guidelines. I've only had one Buff Orp lay and hatch eggs, but I was not around for the process..she took off one day and actually thought nature got ahold of her until almost 2 months later showed up with 14 babies. Lol. Okay, I currently have a mama Serama sitting on 5 eggs (there were more but 7 never made it past 2 weeks) due to harsh Wisconsin temperatures I have my Serama's indoor, so I get to experience a hen "doin her thang" she has been a great mama so far, wouldn't even move off her eggs to eat or drink so I moved it close enough for her to access it without having to leave her eggs. But finally, HERE IS MY QUESTION.... one of the 5 hatched, others are pipped, she every so often keeps shuffling the eggs around, HOW IS THIS GOOD??? AREN'T THEY IN POSITION TO HATCH, AND IF SHE'S MOVING THEM AROUND I WOULD ASSUME IT'S THROWING OFF THEIR POSITIONING??? I'm starting to freak out a bit that one or all might be upside down and not able to hatch!!! I've heard Serama eggs in general can be extremely difficult to get to hatch day and then even the first few weeks of life can be not so smooth. Out of 12 eggs I don't want to be left with nothing, especially if there is good advice out there that I could be doing and intervene to prevent any other deaths????