Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Picco, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    I have seen a few Seramamas at a show and I'm now really interested but I was told they can't handle the cold winters, is this true?
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

    Jan 31, 2007
    NE Washington
    I'm in the north and I got serama. Mine live in the house!!!
  3. pam

    pam In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2007
    puyallup, wa
    Hi..I have Seramas. They seem to be fine in the hen house with a heat lamp. I live in the Northwest...Puyallup Washington.
  4. bigb-71

    bigb-71 Songster

    Feb 17, 2011
    Ceder ridge CA
    where i live it drops in the low 30s and mine are out side they seem to do fine i do cover them with tarps to keep them dry and the wind off of them .
  5. Hello! I'm in Washington and I keep seramas too. They live inside but they have a heated coop outside too. I still have the heat lamp turned on for them during the day in their outside house. [​IMG] I have heard people tell me that the seramas are a lot hardier than they're given credit for but I don't want to be the one to find out the hard way!
  6. Larkspur88

    Larkspur88 Songster

    Apr 3, 2011
    South Carolina
    I've only had mine about a month but I plan on mine living in the garage at night through winter months. We have an ac unit do we can heat/cool the garage. They currently are in there now with no heat lamp and it's about 75 out there.
  7. GotGame

    GotGame Songster

    Jul 13, 2010
    NE of OKC
    Wow, our seramas must feel abused. We have only A's and B'a, we kept them outside almost all winter, it got down to 0 degrees and they were fine, just had a nice tight coop for them to be in out of the wind. When it dropped below 0 I moved them into an uninsulated building that had a small heater in it, kept it around 25 degrees....and ours are silkied....they can handle colder temps than most people give them credit for, but with any bird, when you start getting into extremes, you may lose one or two that arent the hardy ones....but for good hardy, vigorous stock, breeding from only the hardiest birds will give you good hardy birds...I know its not the most popular idea but a tried and true one...
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  8. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Ohio is a virtual mecca of Seramas, and I find that they handle the winter very well. I don't keep them outside when it's cold, but that's because I'm a sissy and don't want to go out there. Just make sure they have protection from drafts, deep bedding, and liquid water. Many breeders around here feed corn in the winter, as it's a high energy food and will help keep them warm.

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