When I got home Friday I checked the sisters, Sweet Tater and Brullee, to see if there were any babies in the shared nest and sure enough I could hear Peeping and saw two little pipped eggers. These babies werent supposed to hatch until Monday. So not knowing if these two Mamas would stay on the nest and wait for the others to hatch on time I removed the two eggs that were in progress. I figured once they hatched inside the incu they could just stay there safe and sound until the others hatched and I could sneak them back under their Mamas.
So first you ruuuun to the house and get a light, any light, just get a warm light , and put it over the egger. Then while you hunt down an aquarium to makeshift an incu, you watch an impatient baby Serama come into the world.
Saturday afternnoon and we have another Pipper Egger! So Small Aquarium with thermometer gaging temp at 99* and set it inside 10 Gallon Aquarium , heat from little one warming the bigger one for the older two babies!
... and its another Silkie!!! Just look at that adorable vaulted head!
After the hatch of 3rd baby Sunday Morning I checked the mamas and could hear more peepers , so I returned the babies , after I separated the mams into their own nesting box and nest flowerpot!
I had a hen that hatched 20 the day before the storm hit. I knew she had 3 so I had a cage on standby and was going to move her last minute because I knew the pastures and coops were going to flood. I got home from work and there were 8. Went inside to watch the radar and the police came banging on my door to tell me the river had jumped the road. A hen with 20 new fluff balls were stuffed into an empty parrot cage and spent the night in the house. Hen was madder than all get out all night and halfway through the next day until the water went out. Only 2 eggs hadn't hatched and I saw and heard no signs of life so she did well.
House sits on a small hill so I was high and dry. Goats got moved into the shed with the lawnmowers next to the house. Horses found their own high ground though I told the cop that if the water goes to a certain level I was opening the gates and calling them out. Had my own private island out here for a day.
You were certainly one of the lucky ones Sue! The Storms passed just north of us by about 20 miles, that was close enough!
Only one Serama baby hatched. 4 silkie babies and I lost one just this past week. So now each Mama has two babies and they are growing . Too cute for words.
Thank You LFJ!
Sorry to say this Guys...but Im going to be leaving DG for a while. Im just not able to support my hobbies and computer loves right now. Family, health and job issues have all piled up on me at once so I have to make good financial choices. So please!.. no one pay for my subscription renewal... I'll be back on my own again real soon I promise! Hopefully within the next couple of months. Just know I'll be lurkin and lovin each and every one of ya ! See ya all real soon! Lynn " Eufaula"