I have just heard of this breed, but can't find any info on them.. Are they DP? does anyone know their annual egg production? Temperament? Broodiness? Egg size and color?
The Tetra Tint thread.. (Photos, info) ❤ - Page 73
Speaking of mine which I bought 2 years ago this month - they are sweet goodnatured birds. I bought 6 of them and they have laid almost non stop since they were about 3 months old. I would have bought more last year or this year but have not seen them again at the TSC. Their eggs are a light brown and fairly large. This is a spec sheet I found on them that may help you - http://www.tetraamericana.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/TETRA-Tint-Spec-Sheet.pdf. Only had 1 go broody last year and not having a rooster let her hatch 6 Guinea eggs. She was a great little mom.
If you had to guess, about how many eggs per week do you get from one hen? I'm only so inquisitive because i am building my flock and need to decide on my final hen breed and get her before my chicks turn into pullets! lol!
I have 5 layers (6th one has not laid since she got sick last summer) I get 3 to 5 eggs a day - every day - even in the winter with no additional lighting - for almost 2 years (they started laying in July 2014 and I bought them in April 2014) I feed them a mix of Layena plus and scratch with food scrapes, mealworms and supervised time out of the lot because of the hawks. We have more eggs then we can use and give them away to everyone. I did give them a different layer feed and noticed a reduction in eggs so went back to the Layena Plus so I think feed has alot to do with getting eggs