Seramas- Good Broodies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by monarc23, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I swear I read this before about seramas but I wanted to make sure. I have a few serama eggs in my inc due to hatch soon and if any turn out to be hens i'd love it if I could have some broodies out of them to naturally hatch coturnix quail eggs for me any info you can share?
     
  2. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    My serama hens are great! The only problem is their small body size. My serama hens could handle 5 eggs if they are sitting alone and 24 eggs between the three of them.
     
  3. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are very good broodies.
     
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    They make fabulous broodies! If you are going to hatch quail eggs with them then you could not have picked a better momma [​IMG] They are very good mothers!
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Serama do not do well with quail I've tried, the hen have a tendency to step on them and they can't handle it as for broodies my go broody at the drop of a hat, [​IMG] always when i want eggs [​IMG]
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:on the eggs or the chicks? if they step on teh chicks that's no matter i'll take the eggs from them before they're due then and hatch them out in the inc to keep them safe [​IMG] however if you're sayiing they crush eggs that just sucks! LOL!

    thanks everyone for the replies!
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Wow I have heard they are good broodys. And now more people are saying it. But mine look like an egg as an alien object and needs to be taken out of "their space" go figure [​IMG]
     
  8. kbbeale

    kbbeale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two broody seramas right now. Actually, about 4 - because they take turns setting the nests - and I have seen two of my hens setting the same nest at the same time - sharing the love!!!! Its so cute. They are about as broody as my silkies, actually. They do a great job!!!

    ETA: Regarding the PP that said their serama could only set about 5 eggs - NOT MINE! LOL Last count I saw nine eggs under one of my hens, but like I said, they share at times too.
     
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  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:awhhh [​IMG]
     
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    They do great with the eggs, and you can put quite a few under them just not chicks, if you time it right 2 batches,

    I've got 2 sharing right know,they aways brood at the same time they share chicks too.
     
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