Feeding seramas

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickensrock10110, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just aquired some seramas and I currently feeding them 17 % all purpose mixed with wild bird seeds.Is this a good diet for seramas?I have read many books but there is no specifics on seramas.Also, is there anything else I should add to their diet?I heard that some breeders add grass clippings ,grit ,oyster shell.I also read a article that says that serama hens need to be fed a layer crumble.Can anyone help me out ?I feel so dumb right now asking this question.....LOL.I just want the best for my birds to make sure they are in good shape.Thank you.
     
  2. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    This depends on their ages. I'm thinking your describing adults, so do the grass clippings, (small or they will get hung in the throut) grit, oyster shell, BUT, for layers you must switch to a laying feed. It will come in a pellet or crumble. For me I use pellets that seems to cut out alot of waste. They are feed just like any other breed as adults. Mine just act like spoiled babies! Congratulations on your new chickens!
     
  3. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ........ BUT, for layers you must switch to a laying feed......

    When you say layers ,do you mean all the hens?I plan to use them for breeding and have all roos and hens in the same pen right now.Does this mean that the roosters will eat the layer feed too? Do I discontinue the all purpose and just feed them the laying feed?
     

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