Wonderful pictures! My serama are doing much the same as to going broody, but because of the tiny size I've been bringing them into the house. Our winter has been quite mild with day-time temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
Good luck with your babies-good luck to me too!
Yes, the water seeps through the materials on the roof and what's not absorbed drips of the front. The roof has a slight slant to the front.
The framework is four 4x4 uprights with 2x4 horizontals halfway between roof and floor.
When in doubt play it safe. I have young serama that I take outside during the day, but bring indoors when it's cold at night (Tennessee gets fairly warm during the day, 40-60 degrees, but cool/cold at night; 30 + or -)
While I do not have chins at this time, I did raise them for a number of years; for a couple years in my classroom. They do make wonderful and entertaining pets. I wish I had pictures to share, or better yet, a video. Friday afternoon was dust bath day for the chins. It never failed to make...
When my wife and I moved here four years ago there was a big tree house in the backyard with four 4x4x8 uprights and a heavy plank floor. My coop is the four uprights; the roof being the tree house floor.
At first we simply screened in the uprights, with a door, to make a warm-weather run. As...
Thank you. The pictures make it look really crooked; it isn't.
A couple months ago we had a severe storm; high wind and lots of rain. The coop lost its roofing and was heavily damaged. We had another storm early this morning with the same conditions-no damage to anything other than fallen...
Be sure to check the new hens for health problems so your existing flock don't become ill from pathogens brought in by the new arrivals.
Depending on numbers of birds you may wish to quarantine the new chickens for a few weeks.
I've considered installing lights, but with an all electric home our electric bills are sky-high now. But I'm hoping. We've had a mild winter (our little pecan tree is starting to bloom as are the roses) and the sun is getting higher in the sky with lengthening days. Together, with layer mash...
I gave up on incubators opting to let my serama hens do the incubating. Serama are tiny and able to brood only 6 or 7 eggs at a time-suits me just fine. Below is my last hatch.
I also have new chicks hatching weekly.
I use the foldable dog pens with my miniature turkeys and it worked well until the poults got large enough to free range. Ducks will raise goslings.
You have my sympathy as someone that recently went through a 5 day blackout. Not much fun when everything at my home runs on electricity.
Birds usually heal up pretty fast and if the leg is not broken I would not worry overmuch. Examine the leg and thigh closely, try to limit her leg use, watch for signs of infection, and quite like she will be fine in a few days. Judging by comb/wattles she is or will lay soon. Best wishes.