Originally Posted by ozexpat
I was going to work on about 6 ladies and a roo per 24sq feet for the breeders. That way I can assess the roo's performence and adobo him if he is shooting blanks. I should be gather 20 - 35 eggs in a week from those six hens. If I do all seven breeds, thats probably 200 eggs a week into a bator. Too much for me to handle without a major capital and human resource investment - so I will just collect the eggs for incubation from just the 2 days prior to setting. That way I also dont have to worry as much about keeping eggs at 60 degrees. This is an almost unatainaable temperature in the Philippines. A fridge is 40F while the ambient temp is 83F. Out bedroom AC when we need it is set at 78F. I need a fridge running full time with special thermostat to keep it in the sixties - an expense I am not ready for.
Piglett: Get that roo in shape or make him the easter lunch. I need some Brittish Orps come May!! LOL - I can also take them 4th of July. Or Labor Day.
either he gets the job done in there or he gets the cleaver!!
i have an 8x10 area for him & the girls , just have to finish things up in there
then i'll start checking the eggs that come from in there
the nest boxes are only 10" square which will never work for my big britt girls
i'm going 14" square, that sould give em some room.
i may also do a little bottom trimming on all of them
if he still isn't hitting the mark then he is all done!!!!