I have no idea what one is really, lol. Thats what they call them at the hatchery in Elmira Ont. Canada. I suspect they are a cross between a RIR and something else. All I know, is these girls started laying last June 29th, and seriously been laying full tilt since! I have 15 of them, and I get at least 14 or 15 a day! They are great. Heres a picture, maybe you can tell me whats in them ,lol.
Here are the roosters that they are crossed with.
And, here they are, a month old already!!
Here are the classroom chicks
Heres the black broody and her babies
AND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought I would lift the two broody turkeys.... and I saw a broken shell!! After a few bruises on my poor pecked arms, and lifting 2 birds, I found a lone poult! I sure hope that the wee thing survives 4 pairs of legs all over it. The one thats done all the work, suddenly in the last 3 days, has company to help her... the only other hen. Hopefully there will be more. Maybe I should take it and give it to the black broody. Does anyone know if chicks can eat medicated turkey starter? Would the extra protien hurt them? Because I tried to raise turkey poults on chick starter once, and the turkeys just didn't thrive at all.
Well, the more I thought about it.. the more I thought it would be better off under this hen. I don't know if she will kick it out or not, but right now, it crawled right under her, like it was hers. Hes abit more wobbly, just hatched today, but the chicks will teach it to eat and drink anyway. I have no more chick waterers, or feeders to put in the turkey pen anyhow. I may just have to take them all away from the turkeys (if theres more) , with the 2 hens in there.
Edited by bayvistafarm - 5/7/12 at 2:11pm