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post #11 of 19
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Thank you junebuggena. I'm a bit discouraged by how many cockerels I've hatched. I already have 3 keeper cockerels and that's probably 1 too many for my 10 hens/pullets. I need to improve the ratios.
I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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post #12 of 19

A rooster can handle 10 hens , so one rooster would be plenty for your girls

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post #13 of 19
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A rooster can handle 10 hens , so one rooster would be plenty for your girls


X2 on drumstick diva's post. The only reason you really need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching and 1 rooster can easily handle 10-15 hens in that regard.

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Michael OShay View Post


X2 on drumstick diva's post. The only reason you really need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching and 1 rooster can easily handle 10-15 hens in that regard.
I agree. I'm actually trying to get more hens and pullets too. I've had several hatches with a high ratio of cockerels. My last two hatches were 6/7 cockerels (if my guess is correct on these two being cockerels). This is fine for through winter, as the cockerels I want to keep are young enough to grow out, but come spring I'm hoping for better hatch rates and ratios. I'll have my misfits in one pen and my Brabanters in another pen.
I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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post #15 of 19

1: roo

2: pullet

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Serama lover! Home of the Super Serama Bunch! Don't forget cochins. 15 Seramas, 1 duccles, 10 layer birds! Make sure to follow Kate's Sassy Seramas as we are NPIP certified!

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post #16 of 19
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Follow up pictures @ almost 13 weeks old. Is the Ameraucana still possible pullet?



I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by tao chick View Post

Follow up pictures @ almost 13 weeks old. Is the Ameraucana still possible pullet?



Yep, she still looks like a pullet👍

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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by shahtir101 View Post


Yep, she still looks like a pullet👍


Agreed; still a pullet. :o)

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Michael OShay View Post


Agreed; still a pullet. :o)
Phew!
You have relieved my worries. I thought I was cursed to hatch only cockerels. This little pullet will happily share the EE pen, and as the only keeper from my 8% last hatch is very special.
I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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