Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skeeter9, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    I candled last night (day 12) and almost all of my Serama eggs are developing nicely!!! Not too bad considering the box looked like an elephant stepped on it and the post office left them in an outside mailbox all day even though I asked them to hold the package for pickup. Amazingly enough, not one egg had even the slightest crack in it - they were packaged very well. So far no power spikes, but there shouldn't be with the surge protector hooked up. The best part of all was that the embryos are moving around like little jumping beans!! I just love watching them!!!

    Ok, now it's time to leave them alone and pray for a good hatch. Come on Oct 20!!!!!!!!!


  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Great news! That darn P.O. gets away with what no other legit business ever could.
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Amen to that! It's too bad there isn't another option for shipping eggs.
  4. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

    Aug 22, 2007
    Spokane, Wa.
    Hey Skeeter, we just put a batch of Serama eggs in the bator on Wed [​IMG]
    we were told to put them in the brooder at 17 days is that what you did, and how did your hatch turn out??
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2007
  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Hi Denna,
    I haven't stopped turning them yet - they are set to hatch next weekend.

    I have heard differing stories on hatching these little guys. Some sources say stop turning at day 17, others say at day 18. Where did you get your info from? I want to do some more research before I decide what to do. I don't want to blow it at the last minute. . .

  6. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

    Aug 22, 2007
    Spokane, Wa.
    AMEN, I do not want to blow it either.. we have 33 eggs in, we bought 2 dozen and he sent extras, we heard to expect 50% or lower hatch on them, and you have to grind up the chick feedinto a powder because they are not big enough to eat it [​IMG].. we got the info from the gent we bought the eggs from.. we have a hen who is laying but does not want to go "broody" so we have been saving those to go in the bator also, she is laying an egg a day:lol:
    I am out of town at work right now, will be home tonight and will find the email he sent me with the instructions and PM you with them [​IMG] He has hatched out BUNCHES..
  7. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    That would be awesome, Denna! Thanks.

    I'm just starting out with Seramas, so I'm a newbie with this particular breed. Normally, I like the bigger breeds - the bigger the better, but there's something about these little guys. . . .

    I'm going to keep researching - I'll let you know if I find anything interesting.

  8. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    Well, what happened? How did your Serama hatches come out??
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    How did your hatch go and where's the pictures? you know we love to see baby pics.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2007
  10. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I hope Skeeter9 was not affected by the fires in California. Please let us know you are okay and your chicks hatched. [​IMG]

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