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indoor house chickens

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Peradventure, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Peradventure

    Peradventure Out Of The Brooder

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    My lavender bantam Ameraucana hen has a very docile temperament. I have taken her to the public library for story time. She calmly sits on my lap and coos while the toddlers pet her. I let her free range when we are outside doing yard work and we can monitor for predators. She follows us around like a shadow and she loves to eat the bugs! A picture of her at three-months-old is my avatar. Two OEGB (one dun & one gold) pullets are her companions.

    I also have some indoor house chickens: a pair of Seramas. They are my favorite plumage color: chocolate!!!

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    2010 cock. He was in moult when the photo was taken, so he looks ragged.

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    2010 hen.
     
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  2. LaneHill

    LaneHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're Beautiful!
     
  3. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're gorgeous, and I approve of your sneakyness! They sound like wonderful house guests [​IMG]
     
  4. MamaHynne

    MamaHynne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a lovely bunch! Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
  5. Peradventure

    Peradventure Out Of The Brooder

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    I read somewhere that an 18" X 24" (432 square inches) enclosure is adequate for a smaller pair of Serama. The acquisition of this pair was rather quick and I did not want to miss the opportunity. I do not know what class size or weight in grams or ounces these are. Because I have no prior experience with Serama nor currently have a small scale to weight them, I am guessing they are class C. I hope to purchase a scale soon and weight them. I currently have them set up in a clear tote that is approx 14" wide X 32" long X 12" height (448 square inches), but it seems inadequate. Aspen chips for bedding, cage cups on the end, and 1/2" hardware wire cloth for a lid. It might be temporary, until a better idea manifests. I will try to learn to post pictures here this weekend.
     
  6. Larkspur88

    Larkspur88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clear totes are what I use to put my chickens in at night. During the day the free range. Obviously it's temp for them too. I have Cochins and ee's in them. Lol. I just put chicken wire over the top and it works great. They even go back there and sleep on them when it gets dark. They are in my garage.
     
  7. Peradventure

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  8. Peradventure

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    I apologize. I figured out if photos are deleted from uploads, they are also deleted from the posts.
     
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  9. Peradventure

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