American serama thread!

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

  1. Compost King

    Compost King Crowing

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    I may be making these after I price the plumbing supplies needed. If I can make these feeders for under $5.50 I am switching to these. Thats how much I pay for 3 pound feeders now. Your daughter did a great job on that.

    (Edit Revision... I actually am willing to pay more than $5.50 because of all the feed I will save making these)
     
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  2. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Free Ranging

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    The only cost is the elbow & yes, you could probably make about 2 for $5.50. (Pick an elbow that can accommodate your rooster's comb. Smaller elbows can be used for chicks & quail. I use a lid for the 1st week of chicks & add the feeder when they're big enough to reach their necks into it.) Anything from the recycle bin should work. Someone saw mine & made a giant one with multiple elbows using a storage tub. Someone gave me some kitty litter buckets for my LF feeders.

    My daughter made these for her quail, but we had already made plenty for chicks. My biggest problem is when people come to buy chicks & keep "borrowing" them. I often don't get them back!
     
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  3. CatWhisperer

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    Could you show feeder and watered in use for reference. Please
     
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  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Heard chirping under a pile of broodies this morning and pulled this little cutie out. Don’t think I’ve ever seen one with this odd color pattern.
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  5. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Free Ranging

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    It's been a while & we have plenty of serama chicks running about.

    On May 1st we hatched "Micro". Everyone wanted to buy this quail-sized chick, but i was doubtful it would live. I gave it some daily quality time with the feed bowl to make sure it was eating + drinking, and it worked. Well, he's definitely a tiny little rooster now. He's almost 8 weeks old. I'm not going to keep him, but he's just about the sweetest chick ever. I hope I can find him a good home as a pet.

    My tiny "useless rooster" is 75% serama and 25% silkie. His purebred serama cousins are almost 2x his size. That's a reg size can of pop next to him.
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    Here are Micro's cousins & hatch mates:
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    My broody hen who adopted some chicks is keeping them active and alert. I don't get to handle them because they are wild & flighty. The mama is doing a good job on training them how to free range and hide from dangers.
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    The silkied serama still looks like a female & the smooth one is a male. The 3rd chick is a female Legbar. The seramas are a little over 4 weeks now.
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    My last & biggest serama hatch will turn 3 weeks next weekend. I have 10 chicks. Sadly, one perished last week. (my favorite chipmunk striped silkied serama) I am not sure why. I think perhaps it got tangled up in the broody hen's feathers or could have been squished in a chick pile. The rest are all active & healthy, so I'm happy about that. I'll try to take some pics of that group later in the week.
     
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    Faraday40 Free Ranging

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  7. homeschoolin momma

    homeschoolin momma Songster

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    Your last hatch?


    Wait, wait for it.....


    Me::gig


    3 weeks later......chirp, chirp, chirp:jumpy

    Unless you are planning on putting those inky's away, I predict more fluffies showing up.
     
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  8. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Free Ranging

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    Well.... You got me.:idunno Maybe it's my last hatch of seramas & silkies for the year. I do have a couple orps incubating and 2 broody hens sitting on golf balls......:oops:
    Technically I'm only trying to hatch chicks from my blue silver laced orp project now.
     
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  9. Compost King

    Compost King Crowing

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    Serama one child family. She only hatched out 1 of 5 eggs.
     
  10. nchls school

    nchls school Crowing

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    I'm having better luck this year. Several of my hens raised small families resulting in 11 chicks. Of the 11, 1 cockerel and 10 pullets-how strange is that?
    I wish I had a camera.
     
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