SERAMA HATCHING HELP NEEDED

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leecey411, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 31, 2007
    I would like all successful Serama hatchers to tell me their secrets to a successful hatch! What temp? Humidity?
    Day out of turner? Day of Hatch? Did you raise humdity the last days. I need help. My last hatch was a disaster so any and all help is appreciated.
     
  2. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    well i set my temp at 95.5-100 and my humidity at 65%-70%
    stop turning at day 18
    and mine hatch from day 18 - 25

    BTW were did you get your eggs?
     
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I belong to a Serama forum, and the consensus is that Serama need lower humidity than most chicken eggs. It's suggested to keep the humidity about 40% for the first 18 days, then 60-70% the last three. I had 5 good eggs from a dozen, and all hatched.

    One thing that is mentioned often on the forum is that because Serama have no consistent size yet, very often the chicks will end up being too big inside a small shell. A lot of pre-hatch deaths happen because of this, not because of the incubation process. Unfortunately, you can't tell when this might happen, and there's nothing you can do about it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2007
  4. ae50mag

    ae50mag Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have tryed it both ways. if you have a sportsman 1502 add one pad for first 16-17 days then add second pad on the remaining days. and close vents part way... but i have always used 50-60% and then jump up from there... you have to see what works for you. but i have never ever had serama's take over 20 days to hatch. the temp is also important ---99.5-100.5 --- lower temp will delay hatch----

    but you folks have to see what works for you. plus a qhf 1502 is quite costly if this is a once in a while hatching hobby get a lower cost set up. if you hatch every year several times a year think hard about getting one.....


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