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Saipan Jungle Fowl?

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For some reason I've become obsessed with these big birds and I'm wondering how they interact with a standard flock? I've got 6 RIRs, 8 NHR, 2 wynadottes, and a mixture of others from speckled Sussex to salmon favarolles.

Anything peculiar about raising them versus other, more typical, breeds??


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Wow, I figured SOMEONE would have answered by now. Lol!!

Bump for more visibility......and hopefully an answer.


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The hatchery Saipans are most likely re-created, with what is anyone's guess, but most likely a good bit of Shamo. It is most likely that the Saipan was a strain of O-Shamo to begin with. If they take after the gamefowl that is most likely in them, they will reach a point, at around 8 months old or so, maybe sooner, that they no longer get along with other chickens. You might get away with running several females together, the males will not mind being in with whatever females you put them with, but they will not tolerate another male. The females may tolerate other females, but most likely, without lots of room, they will be rather aggressive towards them. Best bet would be to have separate penning arrangements available to use at the first sign of trouble. Keep in mind that a sight barrier may be necessary, as a fight through wire can be more damaging than without any separation. If you were to have a separate coop, to turn the Saipans loose from, and turn loose only hens from your egg laying flock, it may be possible to free range everyone somewhat peacefully, if your place is big enough. I think you will find any oriental gamefowl friendly and enjoyable to have around, with an unsurpassed coolness factor, but separate penning arrangements are part of keeping them.

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The hatchery Saipans are most likely re-created, with what is anyone's guess, but most likely a good bit of Shamo. It is most likely that the Saipan was a strain of O-Shamo to begin with. If they take after the gamefowl that is most likely in them, they will reach a point, at around 8 months old or so, maybe sooner, that they no longer get along with other chickens. You might get away with running several females together, the males will not mind being in with whatever females you put them with, but they will not tolerate another male. The females may tolerate other females, but most likely, without lots of room, they will be rather aggressive towards them. Best bet would be to have separate penning arrangements available to use at the first sign of trouble. Keep in mind that a sight barrier may be necessary, as a fight through wire can be more damaging than without any separation. If you were to have a separate coop, to turn the Saipans loose from, and turn loose only hens from your egg laying flock, it may be possible to free range everyone somewhat peacefully, if your place is big enough. I think you will find any oriental gamefowl friendly and enjoyable to have around, with an unsurpassed coolness factor, but separate penning arrangements are part of keeping them.


Thanks for the reply! That gives me something to think about, for sure.
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