Christmas Chicks! Serama eggs have been set, now hatching!
I have 7 eggs set. I will add one tomorrow if she lays. Lockdown will be Dec. 15th, with hatch to follow Dec. 16-18 if all goes well. Pure serama eggs are not known for their great hatch rate nor chick viability in the first 24 hr.
My hen still doesn't know what the eggs are. She announces & so does the rooster (in a lot of little quiet chatter noises). He will hang around their "window" to tell us. He seems proud or something when they arrive.
She lays them from the low perch and I put them into the nest box lined with timothy hay. Maybe she will catch on yet. It could take her a year or so to catch on just like some of our call ducks did.
These eggs that I set were pretty large. An average egg size should be about 20g/.7 oz. These current eggs are 27-30g...way too big for pure serama. I have been thinking that they are crossed with OEG (Old English Game), as the perfect V is not quite there in either bird...close, but not quite.