Hi, I'm a newbie and live in Yucatan Mexico. I just bought a pair of sebrights and they are laying eggs. I'm incubating them, but have been told by a few locals that they are hard to raise. One local had all his chicks die in the first few months. An exotic bird raiser here told me that there is a trick to the sebrights. He said after they are a month old or so, to pull out a scale that is under their tongue. He says it will increase their chance to live. Sounds kinda weird to me. I can't find any information verifying this online. Has anyone heard of such a thing? Does anyone know any other tips for raising the chicks if they hatch? Like I said, I'm a total newbie. I've been hatching quails for a couple weeks, and my first chickens are going to hatch Feb 1st.