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Month: September 2020

Day 12 Candling

Day 12 Candling

The Serama eggs are doing well in the incubator. I will be locking it down after tomorrow. The photo above is what one of the eggs looked like on day 12 when I candled them. I apologize that it isn’t the best photo, I didn’t want to keep the egg out too long trying to get a great shot, but you can see what the blood vessels look like inside, the air sac on the bottom, and there is also…

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Poptart’s Egg Issue

Poptart’s Egg Issue

My hens kept me on my toes last week. I went into the coop last Wednesday and I noticed there was what looked like bloody poop below the roosting bars. I wasn’t entirely sure that once of them didn’t just eat something that made it look like that so I kept an eye on all of them. They all looked and acted fine. The next morning, I noticed the same thing. I wondered if maybe they had Coccidiosis so I…

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Candling – Day 8

Candling – Day 8

I’d never candled eggs before so I wasn’t sure what I would be able to see on day 4 when I candled my 16 Serama eggs. I watched a video beforehand and looked at the little pictures on the instructions that came with my candler. The only thing I knew was that I was looking for a little black dot and some spider vein looking blood vessels around it. On day 4, I saw two with black dots and spider…

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Serama Eggs – Arrival

Serama Eggs – Arrival

My chickens teach me things all the time. Now I need my broody hen who is sitting on the nest, in the coop outside, to teach me how to be a good mother hen. I’m obviously not going to sit on the eggs as she does but watching her has taught me how I need to view the hatching process. I’ve never hatched eggs before so I plan to write about the process and the progress as I go along….

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Final Housing

Final Housing

As I explained in this post about my first coop mistakes, I began to search for a coop once again. I had decided that I wanted a regular coop similar to the barn style Amish type coops and I would attach a run to that. I looked around at various different coops that were made really well but the price point on them was a sticky point. One day I found one advertised that was not nearly as expensive as…

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