I have been raising seramas for more than 4 years now, and have successfully hatched all of my chicks from an incubator.
I have tried more than 5 incubators during these periods, but by far the best one is the Genesis 1588 for a good hatch rate.
The second best is BRINSEA Mini Advanced incubator.
I have spoken to my Serama breeding friends and they also admit using, and liking these incubators.
They just, you know, get the job done.
For serious breeder, use a cabinet incubator (CHECK ON AMAZON) that can run 288 eggs so you’re able to hatch off every week without tearing down removing turners. and cleaning up the incubator before starting another batch. Some even hold 5 gallons of water for the humidity and turns the eggs every 2 hours with a hatching tray under the turners for continuous operation.
Best Incubator for Serama Eggs
Genesis 1588 Hovabator
As earlier stated, my success rate with this incubator is through the roof!
It is hands down the best, in my opinion.
The Serama eggs are tiny, but they still do fit the rack just fine.
Go for it if you like!
Brinsea Mini Advanced
I have also used the Brinsea Mini Advanced very successfully with Seramas.
Aside using incubators, you should make sure your humidity levels are at the recommended amounts. Best of luck.
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Other Factors to Consider
Aside using the Hovabator you should do the following:
Install a Forced Fan Kit
With a forced fan kit installed, your incubator rate will bump from 30% rate to almost 100% every time.
Use a good Hygrometer
Temperature means nothing if your humidity levels aren’t right.
So, learn to read both humidity and temperature and watch how they work interactively.
My newbie friends have sent me pictures of chicks shrink wrapped as they try to hatch out of a dry incubator and some that ended up drowning during piping.
A sudden increase in temperature does not always mean you need to adjust the thermostat (in most cases). At times, it simply means the air is drying out and your dehydrating your eggs.
I hear plenty of news about thermostats, while some might use electronic ones and others have wafers.
Can You Eat Serama Chicken Eggs?
Yes, they taste delicious too.
I like the fact that the yolks are so big and the whites are so small or something.
When to Stop Turning Serama Eggs?
You need to stop turning Serama eggs on day 18 due to the chick positioning for hatch.
Hatching Shipped Serama Eggs
To hatch shipped serama eggs, keep temperature at 99.7-100 perecent.
Warm eggs to room temperature 70-75 and place them on the incubator floor. Let them lay in a natural manner, which is on their side with the small end slightly down, Rotate eggs 2 to 3 times a day.
Serama Incubation Humidity
You should keep humidity at 40-45% during incubation. Do not let it exceed 50-55% at lockdown.
After hatch- Dip the chicks’ beaks in their water ish daily for the first 3-4 days to help them find the water.
Candling Serama Eggs
Put the light behind the egg, and if you see veins forming, then the egg is fertile. A clear egg on the 14th day may mean an infertile egg.
If after the 18th day, you still don’t see any signs of fertility then you may need to pull them and crack looking to see if they will show the bulleye.
When do Serama eggs hatch?
The eggs hatch at 19 or 20 days of being incubated.
Serama Incubation Lockdown
Serama incubation lockdown is done by keeping humidity between 40-45% when incubating. NEVER allow it exceed 50-55% at lockdown. After hatch- Dip the chicks’ beaks in their water ish daily for the first 3-4 days to help them find the water.