Serama Hatch-A-Long!!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by darkbluespace, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. mommaduck2014

    mommaduck2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My house doesn't have central a/c and heat but I live in south east Texas so we do ok with ceramic heaters in each room. I have my incubator located in my bedroom on a tall table with the ceramic heater right in front of it on the floor. As long as the heater stays on even if it's just a little bit the incubator stays at 99.5-100 degrees. Which works perfectly since this is my second hatch. First set of Serama eggs though I am a newbie on those. Lol. I can't wait to cuddle those tiny cuties.
     
  2. collegegardener

    collegegardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is lockdown! I just got everything situated, did my last candling. I removed one that I had left in at last candling. I wasn't too sure, but it was evident today that it wasn't developing. For hatch, do all vent plugs come out? Also, what is optimal humidity for hatch?
     
  3. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one egg on day 19.. praying this one makes it. [​IMG] Little Sparky had to have a bath for pasty butt and is now inconsolable. He desperately needs a friend. The first batches had more clears and more quitters, but now more are developing so that is good news.

    All the vents you have open are good, they need lots of oxygen at lockdown. I usually have mine around 60%
     
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  4. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be full, good thing they are smaller eggs! I am getting a re-shipment of Silkie eggs in the next week or so. I got the first shipment at the end of December but none even developed at all so I am so happy to get to try again. Silkies are so adorable and ridiculous!
     
  5. collegegardener

    collegegardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @darkbluespace my incubator has the hardest time holding humidity and I'm so worried about it. Any tips? I used sponges as well. Also, I heard somewhere Seramas can hatch as early as 19 days. Is that true..?
     
  6. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't remember what kind of incubator you have, but I wouldn't worry too much. I find Seramas can hatch on day 19 if temp is 100 to 101 degrees. At 99.5 degrees I would expect them on day 20 to 21. I try to keep an eye on them and candle for internal pips. I want to know when they internally pip so that I can help them if necessary.
     
  7. mommaduck2014

    mommaduck2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell if they have pipped internally? I haven't ever seen that during a candling.
     
  8. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a photo I found where you can see the beak poking into the air cell.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. mommaduck2014

    mommaduck2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. Ok. That helps thank you very much.
     
  10. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My single chick is backwards in the egg. It looks like she has mostly absorbed her yolk though, so I am hopeful! [​IMG]

    I just went out to check for eggs and when I lifted the lid there was one of my frizzle hens in the nest box. A moment later she laid an egg.. what timing!
     

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