I've had to swap my males around as they attacked each other and ended up with bloody heads. They are just over 8 weeks old and mounting everything in site. Was about to sell 3 males to the pet store, but have had to postpone the sale until their heads heal as they don't look too pretty at the moment. Wounds have now healed so just waiting for feathers to grow back. I have two separate pens both roughly 2x2 metres, although one is a converted cubby that has a bonus veranda. There is currently 2 males 2 females in one and 3 males 3 females in the other. Will be selling the 'extra' males asap, and introducing more female when our 2.5 week old chicks are old enough to sex. We are also just starting up, although it's actually my 12yo daughters little hobby to earn some pocket money. I'm her advisor. So far she is yet to make a profit as set up has cost her a bit as we've have to buy fertile eggs so introduce new bloodlines to build numbers. First hatch, the 8weeks olds,unfortunately consisted of a lot of males.
Still waiting for the females to start laying. Should be any day now I hope. Will their eggs be fertile straight away given the males have been mounting several times a day for a good 2 weeks?
Edited by Del1977 - 11/15/15 at 9:34pm