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post #1 of 5
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I thought I would make a thread just for those peope who are thinking about getting them or do not know to much about them.


New hampshires are a very well tempered breed and are docile.They lay large eggs and are usually some shade of brown.They are semi aggressive with chickens.Very dominant and competitive in fights.They do not do well in tight spaces.They are also great foragers.Large fowl too.Roosters can weight at the most 7 1/2 pounds,hens 5-6 pounds,pullets 4-5 pounds,cockerals 5-6 pounds.

They mature and feather very quickly.They were bred fron the Rhode Island Red strains.That is where they get their black feathers and light colored browns from,and probably the tude too.They do not have the best of immune systems.They are meat used and are for egg purpose.

The hens make great mothers and usually never aggressive.

The roosters are also very great flock defenders and make great pets.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #2 of 5
About how many eggs does a hen lay a week? Are the roosters aggressive towards people? Thanks
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
They each have their own personalities.But have heard many nice things about.Hens usuaally lay an egga day.So a full week they would lay about 7.Since in one week there is 7 days.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #4 of 5
Thanks! Also do they lay through the winter?
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
yes.But do not do well in hot temps.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply
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