Originally Posted by DesertChic
Okay, now I'm feeling lucky. I've got a one year old NN rooster that weighs over 11 pounds, and a Bielefelder cockerel that ways over 11.5 pounds....and one Biel pullet that weighs 7.4 lbs. Guess who's going into my meat breeding program?
I've got Jersey giant blood in 5 of my hens/pullets. I was hoping for more but that hatch had a great number if cockerels, that I didn't need right now. One of the pullets isn't showing the size though. I'm going to try for a cockerel from a one on one mating to increase size on her and her produce.
On a better note: out of all the hens ( not counting the young pullets that just started laying) I've gathered 23 eggs from16 hens this week from Tuesday thru today. I'm not sure if it's because of the new 22% protein feed ( been feeding it now for month) or if it is because spring is in the air.
My Mottled Partridge hen had finally started main g again yesterday along with the older Silver hen. Glad to know that they haven't given up in laying yet, they are almost 4 years old.
I've culled done cockerels from the January hatch and I'm think I'm down to 10 or 11 pullets and two cockerels, from the crossbreds. One of the cockerels is white but has a ( looks like it) pea comb. I only saved him ( he is a Leghorn cross not sure what kind if rooster) back to see him grown and maybe put him with pea combed hens. I still have 8 from the NN run.
From my February 2 hatch I still have 11 chicks.Edited by draye - 2/18/16 at 3:21pm