Serama Hatch-A-Long!!

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

  1. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to get my newest incubator together because I picked up 100+ quail eggs today! Sparky isn't helping though, I have to give him some love before I can put him back in the brooder. I can't wait till he can hang out on my shoulder [​IMG]
     
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  2. mommaduck2014

    mommaduck2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    darkbluespace what do you do with your quail?
     
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    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am selling them. I am thinking about raising some jumbos for eggs and chicks but it is so cheap to buy eggs that I might just keep buying them.

    I set this batch because I have an order for 50. I hope I'll have extras too. I only hatched 30 or so last time because my humidity was too high. I did add water so this time will be a dry incubation I think. I might also hatch a batch for the feed and seed nearby. The chicks are so tiny and cute.
     
  4. mommaduck2014

    mommaduck2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should my humidity be at before hatching? And during lockdown?
     
  5. mommaduck2014

    mommaduck2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Seramachicks the as small as quail chicks?
     
  6. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep mine around 60% for lock down.

    The quail chicks are super tiny... most are smaller than Seramas!

    My backwards chick didn't make it [​IMG] but hopefully Sparkle chick will have a friend soon. Of the last 10 I put in, it looks like 8 are developing.
     
  7. mommaduck2014

    mommaduck2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry your backwards chick didnt make it. Have you put a stuffed animal in with Sparkle it might help at least a little?
     
  8. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had some really stressful hatches too.. with all that anticipation building up. My little guy has been loud again since I sold the rest of my quail Friday. They were in a brooder next to him but he misses them. I haven't slept next to the brooder yet, so far he has been alright at night. He just cries during the day and I have to hold him till he calms down. Did your single chicks take to each other eventually?

    I hope you got more than one hen! Last fall I had one hatch that was 4 hens and one roo! I thought I had great luck till the next batch was 4 roos and 1 hen! So much for beating the odds! We would love to see photos of your chicks!!!!
     
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    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has a little bunny finger puppet and I tried a mirror but it seemed to agitate him! I just have to hold him while he takes a couple naps during the day... the naps calm him down : )
     
  10. mommaduck2014

    mommaduck2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your definitely momma now. Thats so sweet.
     

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