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Conducting a Little Experiment with Serama Eggs

Did you know that eggs increase in weight the more they develop? This is a fact that boggles my own mind as it really doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense but it is a fact and for the purposes of this little blog entry we’ll just blame it on magic. Anyway, there… Continue reading Conducting a Little Experiment with Serama Eggs

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More Surprises!

When Mighty hatched I was shocked and a bit sad as I thought he or she would be growing up an only chick. Still, since several more of the eggs still felt heavy I left them in the incubator and much to my surprise I woke up this morning to find another chick lying on… Continue reading More Surprises!

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Cracking Open the Duds

Well, today was the 24th day of incubation so I figured the eggs were well beyond actually hatching. I cracked open three of the original batch. There was a mass of cells within the yolk that formed a semi-clear blob. One was more developed than the other two but I do believe they all died… Continue reading Cracking Open the Duds

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Serama Photos and Musings

Well there’s no peeping coming from the eggs and the incubator is getting more insanely fickle. The temperatures are weaving out of control. I have no idea what’s wrong with it but I am seriously unhappy. Paid more than $80 for an incubator made out of foam (yes, like a cooler!) because everyone raved about… Continue reading Serama Photos and Musings

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Watching Eggs and the Chickens with the Other Pets

So I miscounted when my eggs were supposed to hatch somehow. They are actually at day 19 tomorrow so I guess we’ll see. I don’t have my hopes up too high. I have been reading so much conflicting information that I am beginning to think I will just have to acquire my own knowledge from… Continue reading Watching Eggs and the Chickens with the Other Pets

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New Noises and New Life?

Sometimes as I get older I feel like the very basic things I once knew are somehow slipping from me. For instance when I was a child I was taught that chickens go “bok bok bok” and roosters go “cock-a-doodle-doo!” In my teens I realized roosters speak all sorts of languages and say something different… Continue reading New Noises and New Life?