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Hi everyone,

 

I’m new to BYC and I wanted to start a thread of my own. I’ve been cruising the forums for the past few weeks reading about everyone’s experiences. I live in an urban city (Long Beach, CA) and rooster’s aren’t allowed but after talking to the SPCA here, they notified me that if my neighbors are okay with them, they don’t mind.

 

About a month ago I came across a craigslist ad and someone was giving away free Serama roo’s so I decided to check them out. Long story short I came home with a trio. I purchased two laying pullets for $30 each from the same breeder. I’ve read about Traditional vs American and honestly I can care less. A nice bird is a nice bird and my boy and gals are nice birds in my eyes. Both gals have gone broody on me. In total they’ve laid 21 eggs but I didn’t want them to sit on too many so I only gave them 6 each. The first broody began to set on January 28th so she’s due in a little under a week (keeping my fingers crossed they’re all fertile). The second went broody a few days ago and she should be due on March 1st

 

I created a post in the Hobbies section and didn't realize it so I moved it to here. I wanted to see if anyone is hatching Seramas at the moment. Please share your stories, I wanted to document my own hatch. 

 

This little guy may seem like he has a long back but he was stretching himself in this photo. His name is Jax. 

 

This is little Sona. She was the one who recently went broody. 

 

And finally my favorite, Spot. She's a Malaysian hen according to the breeder. 

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Welcome! You're off to a grand start - wonderful thread! Wonderful birds! The Malaysian hen is stunning! And Serama roos are one of my favorites. I adore their 'tude. They really like to strut!

 

It's wonderful you can defy city ordinances and have your flock there in Long Beach. It's a little touch of "farm" in the city. You're in for a whole lot of fun!

 

How exciting to be looking forward to baby chicks and two mama hens who will surely raise them so you'll be very proud. Congratulations!

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Thank you azygous! Are you currently keeping Seramas? 
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No, I'm not, but whenever I see videos of them, especially a Serama roo strutting his stuff with those tail feathers bringing up the rear, I really, really want some!

 

I have a standard flock, and bantams might have a disadvantage in my flock of twenty-one.

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Wow twenty-one standard chickens? That's my dream. Do you have any pictures? 

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Seramas are big birds in tiny packages.  My friend has two serama hen house chickens and they really boss the dog around.  They eat from his dish, drag his toys away and when they pretend they are going broody  they kick him out of his dog bed. He's a very good sport.

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@drumstick diva that's great that he's such a good sport. 

 

Update, it's day 21 for the Malaysian hen and no pips. I'm losing hope. I candled the eggs a week ago and they were still viable. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Hatching just 2 would make me happy :fl 

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