How are Seramas?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by krv, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. krv

    krv In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    I have a few questions about the Serama chicken breed. How do they lay? Are they friendly? Do they go broody very easily? What is their exact weight? How much do they eat per month? How is their overall personality? And where can we get them?
  2. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    seramas are a land race technically- not a recognized breed- so the weights are still fluid. A good one should be bewtween 12 oz and 16 oz at maturity .Many are larger.But that is not all bad in the girls since a bigger hen will be more likely to lay a better egg. Some of the tiny tiny girls don't lay at all or lay an egg that is not viable. Mine have laid pretty well overall , but individuals may not be that great. I have had them go broody really well. Too well even. I got mine from Luann Keller and frank (ae50mag) mostly as well as one other person who is not a member here and I can't recommend. If you are near the upstate of SC I have lots of little roos that need homes- and 2 pullets even that need to go.For BYC'ers I will give away the roos- and there are plenty-LOL. I think I hatched 5 for every pullet. I am done hatching from my stock this year except where the girls are setting their eggs themselves. I have no clue how m uch they eat a month- I guess 1/4 c. to 1/2 c a day, they are pretty friendly - though I have one roo that hates me. HE is fine if he is out on the ground- but in his little pen with his hen- he is territorial. I really like them and have a few "on order" with Luann.
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger 10 Years

    Mine are all happy little guys and gals. i get an egg a day from each of the layers, i have them coming out my ears! I will prob start shipping some once I get a few things done. i have silkied and regular feathered. i find them to be a real joy. They don't seem to be big eaters.
  4. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    We hatched some earlier this year and they were so sweet even as chicks. I really reccomend some, they are very cool little birds.

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