Serama Bantam My first house chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by henney, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a 7mth old Silkied Serama and she is in a 20 X 20 cockateil cage. She is so tiny and don't want to put her in the big hen house with my standard size bantams. I have a perch for her, put shavings in her cage, fresh water, layer crumbles, grit. Is there anything else I could do for her? I hold her and talk to her as much as I can. Any info would be helpful. Thanks, Judy[​IMG]
     
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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Only one thing missing..... she could use a mini- man.... er.....roo [​IMG]
     
  3. coldwetnoz

    coldwetnoz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I raise Seramas (normal feathered) and all you have to do is keep her warm on nights that are below freezing. That's easy to do when they're in a small cage like yours. She must be adorable!
     
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    Serama are total sweet hearts!!! None of my silkies like to be loved on and I still have one sweet little serama girl that
    loves to be held and loved on!!
    The only other thing I would say to do is get one more so she will have a "cage mate". That way she won't be lonley
    when you aren't around, it doens't have to be a roo unless you want babies!!
     
  5. darkroo

    darkroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love to see a picture of her, my wife wants a white silkie but we don't have anymore room in the back yard but we have a lot of bird cages for inside the house.
     
  6. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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  8. littlethorn

    littlethorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a tiny pair that I keep as house chickens and besides food and water I also have a perch and a little rock and a rope from which I can hang either a bird toy or a treat ball filled with something they like. Honestly, I don't find them to be much different than keeping other little parrot-type birds. They seem to like all the same toys.
     
  9. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she is more friendly than my cockateils! She has two perches, shavings on the bottom of her cage with water, grit and food. I try to play toys with her, the Cockateil toys, but she doesn't seem interested. She just likes to be held and hang out with us. I'm tryin[​IMG]g to post pic's of her but am having trouble.
     
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  10. darkroo

    darkroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh she is a beauty, she looks so big. Is she all puffed up and mostly air?
    I've has so much trouble with all of my silkies, good luck!
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