what is hard about hatching/caring for serama chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by muddipuppy, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2009
    Mountain View, CA
    I keep reading that it's really hard to hatch and care for serama chicks. can someone explain the details of what makes this difficult?
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    My Serama are arriving in about an hour....lol. DH drove 5 hours one way to get them!

    I tried hatching 3 different sets of eggs and ended up with one lone survivor last week out of 30 eggs.

    I dont know what makes them harder to hatch, I just know that they are. [​IMG]
    Others have had way better luck using a broody vs a 'bator.

    Do you have some or are you thinking of getting some?
  3. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2009
    Mountain View, CA
    I have 18 seramas and 6 japanese bantams in the bator right now. shipped from across the country. pray for me!
  4. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky

    I think because the are so small and delicate...but thats me!
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    I haven't had any trouble yet (fingers crossed!). Easy hatching, nice to work with, cute, even cleaning their bottoms went okay!
  6. viking princess

    viking princess New Egg

    Feb 14, 2012
    Johnsburg, Illinois USA
    [​IMG]I have spent a small fortune getting Serama eggs in the mail. I had 30 eggs recently and five survived to the last day and pipped and then couldn't hatch. I tried to help but they died.

    Out of the probably 100 eggs and two incubators and lots of time and money. I have four chicks hatched from eggs that I got in the mail Most of the eggs I got in the mail were porous. However, I bought a pair of Serama adults and feed them Petamine and calcium enriched grit and when I candled the shells, they were great. So as the hen laid an egg, I would pencil the date and put in the incubator. I am VERY successful with my own eggs and the lady that sold me the eggs that hatched knew about making sure that the little chickens got the very best nutrition. My hen's eggs were screaming inside the shell. The other unborn chicks had no vitality and just faded away.

    So I'm looking forward to many successful hatches with my own chickens. They are very difficult to hatch because they are so small. Unlike other chicks I've had, they can't even stand up for a day or more after they are born. I think it's their conformation. If you look at the adults, their chests stick out, their legs are further back. My problem now is that my Seramas are "C's" and I wonder if I'm feeding them too much?

    But here are my successes. I love the mottled little roo. He is also frizzled. I think he's show quality! He gets more beautiful every day!

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