seramas/chabos etc...how 'big' do they grow?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by spish, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    im need to make something to house a group of small chickens that are either seramas or chabos...and i need to make it before they come on sunday!


    could anybody give me a rough guide of how big an adult of these breeds is, so i can figure out how much space i need for 4?
    thanks
     
  2. YB192004

    YB192004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Serama are about 1 1/2 lb or less depend on their parentage, I cage my serama pair in a 30" X 36".
     
  3. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    oooh maybe i dont have to make something then...i have here one of those rabbit houses with a fenced in run underneath and at the side.....if i put in a few perchs im guessing that would suffice for small chickens?? its about 1,20cm long, 1m wide and maybe 80cm high?
     
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  4. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

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    Central Kentucky
    For most bantam breeds you want to give them at least 2 sq. feet of space per bird.
    The rabbit hutch thing would probably work for 4 Seramas.

    Japs are a bit bigger....


    The Serama Council of North America (SCNA) Standard of Perfection calls
    for the following acceptable weights based on our pending ABA proposal for acceptance.

    Cocks –16 ounces with a 20% variable either way, or
    12.8 to 19.2 oz (358-537 gm), without disqualification

    Hens - 14 ounces with a 20% variable either way, or
    11.3 to 16.8 oz (313-470 gm), without disqualification

    Cockerels - 14 ounces with a 20% variable either way, or
    11.2 to 16.8 oz (313-470 gm), without disqualification

    Pullets - 12 ounces with a 20% variable either way, or
    9.6 to 14.4 oz (368 to 403 gm), without disqualification



    I read that the average size for a Jap hen is at least 19oz...... so that's larger than a mature serama rooster.
    http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/KidsFarm/InTheBarn/Chickens/atthezoo.cfm
    says that Jap Males weigh about 1.63 pounds and females weigh about 1.38 pounds.
     
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  6. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

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    For that price, you can build one easily...
    Or you can cheat!
    Look for a rabbit hutch in the local classifieds ( Like we have Craigslist.org ) and then you can cut a hole in the bottom and staple on chicken wire around the legs.
    Then you can staple tarp around the top in winter for shelter from the weather. Make it so you can roll it up in decent weather and where it is flush and secure in bad weather.
    If you are handy, then you can build a nesting box and all that good stuff.
    I can't build that well, so sometimes I cheat and use a box with a hole cut in the side. [​IMG]
     

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