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New "California Trio" on the block!

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Well I got together with our ZZ and we decided that I just couldnt let another minute go by without her sweet Chauncy and his ladies. ZZ got busy and ordered a shipping box and by YESTERDAY she had them on a mail plane headed to Georgia!

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

ZZ said that the expected arrival would be on Thursday. Well they arrived TODAY! How great was that! They were in such great shape when I opened the box , they werent stressed a bit!
So here they are:
Mr. Chauncey and Tina and Gina, the newest additions to my Serama Flock!
I am so happpppy!

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

In less than 30 minutes Miss Tina started her br brr brr brrrrrrrring talk and before I knew it she had jumped right into the new nesting bowl and made herself at home.
Not to be outdone Miss Gina decided that she would have to check it out herself!
Then they both decided.....well you see what happened.. and Chauncey just looked on as if to say, "Women!"!!!!

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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

a day early is always nice. They are very pretty. I guess they like the bowl nest you have for them lol

Los Gatos, CA

Wow, they are really nice looking! How big are they? They look like really tiny chickens.

Richmond, TX

What lucky chickens!

(Zone 6b)

Wow Eufaula you really scored! They are gorgeous. You and your great pictures. I'm telling you, you must write a book.

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Arent I the luckiest chicken Mama!!! Thanks ZZ, I am in heaven right now!! OH by the way the girls gave me one egg already!! I think it was gina.....not sure yet!
Imagesoart, they are very tiny!
Thanks Porkpal , these babies are the last that I plan to get for a looooong time. My space and time are ....well... I just need to hush...you know me too well......!
LFJ, I really am thinking about a book, just have to figure out how to get started!

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Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

They are just beautiful! Can you tell me how big their enclosure is? I'd love to have seramas, but I need to plan it so the DH doesn't get uptite.
Thanks!

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Hi Tamberlin, I actually have several enclosures for my Seramas. They are all off the ground 3 feet on frames, except for one. I have two that are 2and1/2ft X 6 ft X 2and 1/2ft tall. One has an enclosed built in house on one end and the other Ive fitted a small dog kennel into it on one end. The unit that sits on the ground is the one that I bought from TSC , a Ware Chicken coop, It has a run attached to the actual coop. NOne of them take up a lot of space.... 6 ft x 2 1/2 ft at the most.
Since the Seramas are so small I take no chances on a Hawk swooping down and grabbing one, which has happened before. So when Im home in the afternoons , I let them range or "ground scratch" while keeping a close eye on them. To be very safe, I have a large dog Kennel with the bottom tray removed, that I place on the ground then put 4 Seramas in it at a time. This way they can get at the "goodies" on the ground without the danger of free ranging.
I am in process now of building my own "Ground Coop". It will have plywood sides and a Hardware cloth top, and no bottom. I want to build it to be at least 6 to 8 ft long and 3 ft high. The width should be about 3 ft. A door in the top and a lift door on the end. Thinking about making it into a "tractor", but Im not that good a carpenter yet. I really would like for it to have wheels or at least be mobile enough to move around my yard. this would be strictly for day time browsing while Im around, no over night stays! I do Not trust the varmits around here to leave my babies on the ground all night!

Alba, TX(Zone 8a)

Wow! Those are soooooo cute! And the photos came out nice and clear, too. Thanks for sharing!

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

We have 2 eggies today!!!!

Richmond, TX

The new girls must be happy there.

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

A friend gave us a used (and in need of some work) rabbit hutch that we *could* convert to a little chicken house. Or a honeymoon suite....:) I'm thinking of a couple serama chicks someday.

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

are you going to incubate the eggs???

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

I don't have an incubator. Any chicks I get will have to be Mareks vaccinated as well, so any aquisitions are still in the planning stages- but I really want them. Maybe my DH can give me some for my birthday?
First thing is to get all my malfunctioning appliances fixed. Its really annoying to not have either a dishwasher or washing machine!

Bridgewater, ME

I could deal without the dishwasher if I had to but not the washing machine

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

Its been over a month for the washer, but just a couple days for the dishwasher. The problem there is the river that runs out from underneath whenever you try to wash any dishes in the sink. I wish I was rich enough for take out every night!

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Chaunceys ladies Eggies will be put underBroody Tilly, who is in with Tuaca and Tuwanda. I now have 6 to 8 eggs under Tilly and awaiting the 6 eggies in the other nest to be incubated, by either Tuwanda or Sweet Tater, soon. Should see some results by the 21st and the week after. Crossing fingers again!

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

I will be watching! My birthday is in July so I have to be patient!

(Zone 6b)

I actually learned how to install a heating element in my old oven, remove and replace the motor in both the washer and dryer. So much info on the net if you have the patience and time. Just check out YouTube on about any subject.

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

The washer is still under warranty. The part needed is unfortunately indefinitely backordered. The really nice ladies at the laundromat are teaching me Russian.
There is a bright side to every coin. I might be able to get seramas, my water bill is going to be ridiculously low....

Eufala
Are Gina and Tina splash coloring? What do you think their chicks will look like?
maybe I can get an incubator with my tax return.....hmmm. I will work on this angle.

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Godd Morning all! Yes Tamberlin. Gina and Tina are Splashes and cute!

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

Hi Eufaula,
Have any of your eggs hatched yet? I can't wait to see your tiny babies!

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Yaaaay! I had it timed just right! Tilly hatched 5 of 6 eggies!! All are doing well! the one that didnt hatch wasnt fertile so I dont count that one! I cant at this point tell which ones are Chaunceys and which are Tuaca's but all of them are yellow. One has black "racing" stripes down its back and on its head! I will have photos this afternoon! the weather turned so windy and the temps dropped down at least 30 degrees in less than 24 hours so Im not bothering them much! I want Tilly to just keep them warm!
I also had 14 to hatch in the incu! BCM X Buff Orpington Crosses and I believe at this point 6 are pure BCM's! I'll know better this afternoon when I get home. 14 babies out of 17 eggies not tooooo Shabby a hatch!
None of the Serama eggies in the incu hatched! So Im not ever again going to use the incu for Seramas, its too iffy for the delicateness of those precious little guys! I'll just let the mamas handle it! So far Im seeing nearly 100% hatch under a broody!

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

oh Terrific! I can't wait to see pictures!

Richmond, TX

Wow! That's exceptional! You are the hatching ace.

(Zone 6b)

Um, excuse me, but weren't you the lady getting out of the chicken raising business. :D

Admit it, we are addicts, chicken addicts.

Can't wait to see the pictures.

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Sorry Guys the pictures werent posted due to a computer glitch with DIAL-UP!!! Arrrrgh . Im so needing a new computer and a new ISP! So hope fully tonight Ill definitely have the photos you all are waiting for! Also Im thinking Tuwanda should have some results in her nest too! so far the baby Seramas in Tillys nest are doing great, eating and drinking and driving Mama crazy! We had that terrible Blackberry winter wind come through yesterday and the temps did drop from 80 degrees on Saturday to 34 last night....brrrrr. So Mama tilly has been hovering really tight over her Younguns!

Richmond, TX

I'm not sure I would blame your computer for the whole problem. I often have had trouble with this site recently. Sometimes it is "unavailable" for hours and just now it keeps getting "discontinued" briefly...(?)

Alba, TX(Zone 8a)

Yes, porkpal, same thing here. I was just going to d-mail admin as I thought it was just me. Session interupted....Eufaula, might not just be your computer.

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Well I finally got the thing to accept my photos!! Here is Tilly and her 5 little Serama babies!

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Heres Tuaca and tuwanda's first baby!!! come on little fella!

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Here are the 14 B C Maran and Buff Orp crosses, and the pure BCM's. They are all doing really well! The BCM's are so funny with teir little yellow and black masks and the Crosses are anything between a blackish brown to a reddish color! All are very healthy and growing great!

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Bridgewater, ME

All kinds of cute babies

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

One of your little serama babies has a set of racing stripes! You are so lucky. Thank you very much for posting pictures.

Richmond, TX

It will be fun to see what they look like as they grow older. Keep us informed; I love to see how the little fuzzies change.

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Good Morning All! These babies do change daily. Almost all of the little Seramas now have some black on them! Mostly tiny wing feathers.
Tuwanda now has 3 babies hatched, Im hoping that there will be at least 3 more. I just threw the two Black Copper Maran eggs under her at the last minute so we will see if they hatch within the next couple of days!

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Sooooo, if Im correct... the 5 babies under Tilly are from the California trio that ZZ sent!!! So Chauncey,tina and Gina are the real Parents.

Richmond, TX

Exciting! The line continues. (Who else could they be?)

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