Woo-hoo! I hear cheeping coming from the serama eggs in the bator!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by erinlee, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. erinlee

    erinlee Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm on day 18 with 5 little serama eggs in the bator. I started with 9; 5 made it to lockdown and I'm pretty sure I saw movement on all 5 when candled before going on lockdown. This is the first time I've hatched chicken eggs; although I've hatched many button quail eggs and I used to raise parrots so I've hatched many of those out as well. It's been a few years, but I dusted the incubator off after being in storage for a few years and set some eggs I got from someone selling serama eggs on craigslist that was not too far from me.

    I've been anxiously awaiting the hatch; I swear I check on the eggs through the window in the bator every hour LOL. My husband thinks I'm crazy that I keep going in there to stare at the eggs. I thought I heard a faint cheeping coming from the eggs off and on this afternoon; and when I was in there just a while ago I heard a very definate cheep! Yeah I'm so happy. [​IMG] Keeping my fingers crossed that the little ones hatch out!
     
  2. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone seems to have so much fun hatching their own eggs! Hope it goes well! It must be very cool to have an egg and then all of a sudden a baby chick. All this excitement is not helping my growing affliction of chicken math...
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    That's great! I hope they all hatch out nice and healthy for you. Also hoping they're not all little boys. [​IMG]
     
  4. erinlee

    erinlee Out Of The Brooder

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    I know..this chicken math thing is terrible! I started out wanting maybe 6-8 hens....I ended up ordering 10 chicks from BYC, rationalizing that most likely odds were that at least one would die in shipment, and at least one would be a rooster. Of course all 10 are here happy and healthy and almost 3 weeks old now. I'm so attached to them even if one of them does end up being a rooster I'll probably keep him! And now I've got 5 more little serama eggs in the bator hoping they will hatch out.... so only 3 weeks into owning chickens and I went from 6 to possibly 15....hmmmm darn chicken math!
     
  5. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:*cackles* I'd do the same thing if my incubators weren't out in the wellhouse! I hope you have a great hatch!!
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I have 30 adult birds, 5 chicks, 3-2 month old Call ducks AND...17 Call eggs, 9 Sumatra and 24 Pyncheon eggs in the incubator all set to hatch between the 17th-23rd of this month so that equals...what about 12 birds total?????? [​IMG]
    It is ridiculously addicting!
    I LOVE my birds. [​IMG]
     
  7. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Glad to have another former-parrot-new-chicken hatcher here!!! :-D
     
  8. erinlee

    erinlee Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I think I've seen a couple people on here that used to raise parrots. I don't know about you; but I'm looking forward to hatching some eggs out and not being on an around-the clock handfeeding schedule!

    easttxchick - Wow, you've got a bad case of chicken math going on there. LOL You are right though, it is addicting! I keep saying who knew that chickens were so much fun?! I sure didn't!
     
  9. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Erinlee, I was looking forward to the same thing when a few little robins eggs fell into my lap. Back on the round the clock schedule lol!
     
  10. erinlee

    erinlee Out Of The Brooder

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    Arggghhhh. Still no progress. One of the eggs has a little "dent" in it; where he started to pip but hasn't broken all the way through. It has been like that since this morning. Does it normally take them that long to even pip? I do still hear an occassional, faint cheep. None of the other eggs show any signs.

    So hard to be patient!!
     

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