So I answered the ad I found for Serama chicks and I drove out there today. I found a lovely little homestead being overrun by ducks. “Yes, we hatched 140 this year and were selling them OK and then all of a sudden no one wanted them anymore and we ended up with more than… Continue reading New Serama Chicks!
Well the chicken thing has been going really well. The chicks have gotten more than used to their run and coop and now delightfully hop around them all day. They have all but killed the grass within it but I am sure I will be tossing them lots of lawn clippings. They are all growing… Continue reading All Kinds of Odds n’ Ends, Updates, and Plans
Well out of the seven eggs I put into the incubator it appears that six are indeed developing. They are five days into incubation and in another thirteen or so I should start seeing if they’ll successfully hatch themselves. I really hope so. I hear Seramas have this awful predisposition to being stuck in their… Continue reading Egg Updates
My hen started laying eggs again so I started to collect them from her. I now have 7 eggs in my new incubator and two that are waiting to be popped in when I get four or five more to go with them. She consistently lays one every two days for now, until she gives… Continue reading More Serama Musings
So the chicks are in the big bad world on their own now, frolicking in their run during the day and roosting in the coop at night. It’s been two nights in that coop and both times I had to forcibly throw them all in there, two at a time, slamming the sliding door behind… Continue reading Big Day for the Chickies
So I am going to buy the incubator today as my hen laid another egg yesterday and I am going to need it soon. I am told seramas are fussy, hard to hatch, and hard to raise. This attracts me like a moth to the flame. I like challenges. Still, what do you breed for… Continue reading Pondering About Breeding Seramas
I am changing my guess as to what the mystery chick is. Perhaps she’s a dark Brahma? In the meanwhile the tiny runt chick seems to finally be growing but she’s still dwarfed by her sisters.
The chickies are doing so well that I have allowed them a few supervised play dates in the run. I snapped lots of photos as I watched them react to their new environment. The barred rocks were all very curious to see what I was doing, the partridge rocks were more interested in pecking the… Continue reading New Arrangements and Lots of Personalities
Well we have reached the one month mark! And we have 25 surviving chickies of the 29 originals. I am starting to let them go outside during the day to enjoy some sunshine and fertilize the lawn. They also have been upgraded into a bigger living space. Now they are in a 5 level powder-coated… Continue reading Chick Update
I went to Maine for a week and left the chicks in the care of my boyfriend. They did well and grew in my absence but while I was away I got myself into a new little adventure. I had spotted a three-week old ad for serama chickens and decided to give it a try.… Continue reading Welcoming a Pair of Seramas – The Smallest Chickens in the World!