Serama Chicks, Anything special or different?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Helen in the Desert, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Helen in the Desert

    Helen in the Desert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hatching serama eggs, anything different chick care than normals birds if they hatch?
     
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    I'm no expert, but my daughter and I have hatched a few Serama in the last couple of years. They hatch earlier than larger breeds - on day 18 or 19 rather than 21. We did have to help a few chicks to hatch, but I think that was our problem rather than something about the breed in general. I ran some chick starter through the food processor to make sure that there were plenty of small bits for them to eat; some of the crumbles were much too big for the tiny little guys to eat. Other than that, they were just like chicks of any other breed (but gads, they are soooo cute!)

    Good luck on your hatch![​IMG]
     
  3. Helen in the Desert

    Helen in the Desert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So they HATCH on day 18 or 19? So lock down needs to be on day 16 or 17?
    Thanks!
     
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    That has been my experience, yes.
     
  5. Helen in the Desert

    Helen in the Desert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, BunnyLady,

    I figured they would need starter mash instead of crumble.
    I had set them with other eggs but a day later, so they should all be hatching out around the same time. Someone told me to lock them down on day 19 and that really threw my scheduling off a lot. This is much better [​IMG]
     

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