American serama thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by miss heny, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. homeschoolin momma

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    :hugsAww, so sad. Its hard to lose those little ones! Sounds like you have more broody hens and not enough chicks to go around!! And I have the opposite problem!:th Tell them to hang on, only two more weeks!!

    (Btw i removed Mai Mai's egg last night. It was infertile as was one of Phee's)
     
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  3. Faraday40

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    It's still about 1/2 the size of the other seramas...... but not as small as the one that hatched yesterday. (That's how I know it grew.) It's in with Cookie and she's a good mama. With a few turkeys & orps as siblings, it looks especially small. They are 3.5 weeks old now.

    Because it's such a large group, I keep them confined for safety and to help Cookie keep track of them.
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    Here are the other seramas. Looks like 1 male & 3 females to me. The tiny one has ratty wing feathers, so I'm sure she's silkied.
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  4. Faraday40

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    Meanwhile PR went broody & 6 weeks later, I finally hatched a few chicks for her. Sadly the hatch was not a good one. (Shipped eggs & ZERO HATCHED) 5 out of 10 developed & made it to lockdown, but only a few "just for fun" seramas eggs hatched. PR was sitting on 3 eggs which started to develop, but the other hens kept pushing her around. I'd find her in the wrong box or a smashed egg all over the place. The goal was for her to stay broody long enough for these precious shipped eggs to hatch. I gave her the 1st chick yesterday. She started bonding right away, but it ended in tragedy. I moved her inside anyway & added the 2nd chick..... then a while later the 3rd chick.

    All is well now. At least she's finally a mama and thinks these littles are hers. The incubator is still going, but I highly doubt any more will hatch this late.

    These 2 chicks have a 50% chance of being silkied.
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  5. CatWhisperer

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    I am new to seramas and it’s been 6 years since I’ve had baby chicks. I have a 5 week old cockerel that bites me, for 2 weeks now. He doesn’t aggressively go after me just bites sometimes when I pick him up. I’ve named him after our parrot with a similar issue. Will this behavior go with him into adulthood? Is he going to be a bad boy?
     
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  6. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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    Most of my serama cockerels do this and grow out of it.
     
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  7. Faraday40

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    A lot's been going on, so I thought I'd share some updated pics.

    PR went back to the BIG coop with her chicks. Here she was the 1st time she took her babies for a walk outside the run/coop. The serama chicks are 3 weeks & still look female. The crested cream legbar chick is female but slightly younger. (Poor hen was broody, sat on rocks for 6 weeks, & only got 2 chicks (due to an incubator problem). So, I bought her a 3rd chick to mother.) IMG_7340 copy.jpg

    Our beloved Teddy will have A LOT to celebrate this Father's Day. Here he is meeting his babies for the 1st time.
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    He's the daddy of a few silkie x serama mixes,
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    a bunch of little Teddy-look-alikes,
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    and these 3 are silkied seramas!!!!
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  9. CatWhisperer

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    What do you use as a feeder for serama? I also have some silkies. Have only had LF the last 6 years.
     
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  10. Faraday40

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    For the chicks, I just use a jar lid. For the adults, I make my own feeders with a plastic container & a PVC elbow.
     
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