so just this weekend I got a serama rooster and 3 hens. One of them laid an egg today, and was laying on it all day and turning it. I was so excited cause I cant wait to hatch my own chicks! Never done it before! Anyway, as I was picking it up(what was I thinking) and turning around to go show it to my mom, I dropped it....oh well, atleast I learned something...........it is 100% fertile!! I then decided to figure out if its fertile, luckily it only had some cracks on the small end. So I cracked it open and compared the blastoderm to some fertile/nonfertile egg pictures, and it is definetly fertile. With the little ring around the dot!! Can you see it? Sorry its a little hard to see since I had to take the pic with my phone, my good camera's at my other house(were moving). Also I should note that the person I got them from has hatched chicks and currently owns adult babies of these chickens, so that was one thing I was glad about the fact that they were already breeding. Anyways, mostly I'm posting this to see if anyone has advice for me hatching chicks from these guys? THEIR CAGE I'm going to get some hutchlike cages for them, but for now I have them in an extra guinea pig cage, barred, so lots of air for them! I always raise chicks in these and they are just perfect for them! the cage is 30" by 18", which is bigger than most hutches I've seen seramas in, is this okay for now? like a month or two? HATCHING EGGS I'm also curious if you hatch chickens, especially you serama breeders out there, what is your setup for hatching chicks? I'm not wanting to hatch very many at a time, probably hatching one batch of chicks from each hen a year, how should I hatch them? Should I just let the hen sit on them, or should I put them in an incubator? I would prefer the hen, just since incubators are like $150 and up if you dont count the itty bitty ones who hatch around 5-8 eggs. IF YOU GO THE HEN ROUTE Do you store them someplace else until she lays more eggs? I've read to store them at 55-65 degrees F, how can I achieve this without buying anything special? Also, once the eggs are hatched could I take the chicks from the hen? Mostly I'd like to know how you hatch chicken eggs and what I should do with my setup I can always put the hen in another cage with her chicks so the other ones dont attack them Here's one of the hens, is she a "good one"? Good Breeding stock?