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I'm new at posting but I've been doing chickens for years. I have some heritage chickens that I love but it appears they have an infertility problem. I had 4 fertile eggs out of the last 25 I incubated. Any advice on a diet that I should be giving them. Currently they're on soaked wheat and they free range.
post #2 of 7

Hello and welcome to BYC! How many roosters do you have and how many hens?

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, 1 owl, 1 peacock, 2 cats, 3 dogs, 2 guineas, 4 Muscovies, 50+ mutt chickens, lots of tilapia, koi and two cows (one pregnant!)! No more quail.

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post #3 of 7

:welcome  Wheat is basically a survival diet even with supplementation from free ranging.  I would feed them a commercial laying ration.  I always fed game bird breeder to my breeders.

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post #4 of 7

I wouldn't blame the hens  - maybe the rooster isn't doing his job,  or  there are to many hens for him to cover.

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post #5 of 7
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I have 8 hens and two roosters. From what I understand, that's actually more roosters than I should have for 8 hens. I've felt like it was a fertility problem last year because their egg production decreased on wheat so I added lay mash but my neighbors insisted their chickens were healthier because of the organic wheat we had available. Any suggestions on how long should I feed them on this new diet before I plan on incubating again?
post #6 of 7
Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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