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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BerrytangleFarm, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    I picked up Serama eggs yesterday (some of them could have been 2-3 days old at the time, many were fresh). The Silkie eggs I ordered are coming today. The EE eggs missed a truck, it seems, and aren't coming until tomorrow. I have a still air Hovabator (yes, just one, the other one is on a wish list [​IMG]

    If I set the Serama and Silkie eggs tomorrow and the EE eggs Friday (giving time to rest), will it hurt things? I hear the Serama hatch in 19 days. Or do I have to suck it up and stop worrying and just put them all in Friday? (the latter is obviously not my emotional choice [​IMG]

  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    All chicken eggs hatch in 21 days

    It doesnt matter if is a bantam or standar size

    can you wait and put all the eggs toghether?

    if you start with some eggs now

    and add eggs later

    when the first eggs need to hatch you will need to increase humidity

    while the other will need less humidity.

    aslo if you dont have a turner
    once you are in lockdown to hatch the first eggs
    how will you turn the other eggs?

    you can hold eggs for up to 7 -10 days before placing them in the incubator
    just turn them once a day , on a flat egg carton place all the eggs and just keep one side of the carton higher
    and switch sides once a day

    hope this helps
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    No, some bantams hatch earlier than 21 days.
  4. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    All of our serama hatch out on day 19, even had a few hatch on day 18.
  5. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Serama's usually hatch in day 19 [​IMG]
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    Like JM said hatching eggs arealright for at least 10 days,
  7. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    So if I set them all together on Friday, will that already cause a problem because of the Seramas? I don't think I can risk waiting on setting the Seramas a couple days later because I don't know how old they are.

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