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Mixing mixed breeds?

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I have a broody and would like to take advantage of her services. I have one rooster, a Lavender Orpington and I have eggs from my black sex link bantam that are always fertile. Can I hatch these? I only plan to add to my own flock with these, not to sell or give away. Currently the eggs are on day 3 of incubation. Just curious if I should remove them or let them hatch!
Edited by HenHouse10C - 10/14/15 at 1:30pm
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Why not? You can sell any bird too, I don't see how that matters. If the Orpington is a bantam too then all bantams if large fowl then they will range in size from bantam up.

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Thanks.. He's a LF orp. Very big boy. The bantam hen isn't tiny, she's probably a largish bantam. She just lays little eggs.
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Why not? You can sell any bird too, I don't see how that matters. If the Orpington is a bantam too then all bantams if large fowl then they will range in size from bantam up.
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Hmmm...never heard of a sexlink bantam...but I guess it's possible.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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