serama chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickensRock96, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. ChickensRock96

    ChickensRock96 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have serama chicks hatching tomorrow what are some good tips for this breed??????
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 think I do is give them gamebird starter crumbles, some of the chick starter they have out there are just tooo big of chunks for the baby seramas to handle. Or you can put the feed in a food grinder to make it easier. Other then that nothing special is needed.... Keep an eye out for pasty butts for the next few weeks, seems to me that the smaller the chick is the more apt to have that problem.
     
  3. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Exactly.. I have almost 4 week old Seramas.. I used a shifter to shift out the finer crumbles on the starter. Use a very VERY shallow water dish for a few days. I then used a waterer's base only. We also used a MUCH smaller brooder and placed old towels for the floor. Only did that for the first couple of days... Their size are soooo small, but we started to hold them as soon as they were used to their new home.

    Here is a pic of my 4 in my hand. 2 days old.
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    And the smallest of my little bitty flock
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