She had 8 eggs.
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My little Chip has started trying to crow! It's so cute right now since he doesn't have his big boy voice yet lol. I wonder how long until Blue and Jewel (name change needed here) start trying too. I need opinions. If everyone else is a pullet that gives us 14 pullets and 3 roos. One roo is OEGB and he has a little OEGB girlie too. It's that a good ratio to have for fertility or too many roos?
Generally, you can have up to 10 hens with just 1 roo, some people say 8 for the heavier breeds. It's ok to have just a pair also, they will adapt. so you can separate your OEGB's and get purebred eggs from that hen, or let them run with the others and get mixed breeds.
I run 3 roos with about 17-18 hens, so 5-6 hens per roo. That gives me 100% fertility most of the time. When I only ran 2 roos in that pen I would have a few clears. Currently, there are 21 hens & 6 roos in that pen, but 3 of those roos & 3 hens don't really belong in there. Since they have been remotely peaceful toward each other I have left them until I can build more pens.
I have no idea what my chick will look like. Swedish flowers are all colors and change as they grow, and the mother is of unknown origin. I can guess the egg color will be tan if it is s hen. That chick is only 3 weeks. There are others from the same hen in different colors and some don't have feathered legs. Barnyard mix. Just pretty, most likely.
Mixes always make the most interesting flocks
CC, looks like you'll have to hang up some 'chicks for sale ' flyers at the local grocery stores and feed stores! I guess we are doing okay with our broody numbers then! LOL