Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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I let my chicks stay in the incubator for 1-2 days after hatching. I have two main reasons for this, one is that they need to be at 99.5 deg Fahrenheit or close to it for the first few days which is the temperature also required to hatch the egg. The second reason is, they do not need food or water during this time and generally do not expel waste.

Chicks 3 days old





I "brood" my chicks in a rubbermaid container. I previously had not purchased a heat lamp for hatched chicks, but because these one are exceptionally small I decided I should. There is a quarter to reference size.






Serama rooster posing



  When full grown these chickens are still really small! Average less than one pound! They are definitely not worth eating, and are mainly for show. They are supposed to make really good pets too, affectionate like a cat or dog. I've heard of people keeping these chickens in their house, wearing a chicken diaper - oddly enough.

25 comments:

  1. They are very cute. How long does it take for them to grow to full size?

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  2. I am not sure. I would assume the same as other breeds about 14 weeks.

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  3. They're tiny! The picture of the rooster is hard to make out where one part ends and another part begins, lol.

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  4. you should take a picture of one of them every day till it grow up mate. it'd be cool to see it growing in a slideshow. keep it up!

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  5. Aww their so cute, what are you going to do when their fully grown?

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  6. thank you for your comment! those are some cute baby chickens : )

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  7. Does this chicks eat money? or what is there in the picture? xD

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  8. cute chickens, I kinda want one now lol.

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  9. These chicks are unbelievably cute ;D

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  10. Cool chix!
    Very interesting blog!
    Check mine out!
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  11. I read few of your writes-ups.I thought it was great.So I thought I would add you as a friend so that we can read each others work. Hope you have a great day.

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  12. Nice job hatching those chicks!
    So cute! Take care of them!

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  13. Are you going to eat them? :D followed

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  14. Cute little chicks, awesome!

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