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If you have pullets, you are wondering when they should start laying, but how do you know they are ready to lay or already are laying. If you think your pullets are close to laying you have to look for these clues. 1: Red face with big comb and wattles. You should be able to tell when your chickens are getting ready to lay their first egg because their comb will start growing really fast and their comb, face and wattles will be a bright red. Here is the difference with a chicken that is...
Hope this helps everyone in need of a great egg-layer!
Rhode Island Red History: The Rhode Island Red is a chicken breed that developed in America in the early nineteenth century. It developed in the state of Massachusetts and Rhode island by crossing breeding birds of oriental origin such as the Malay with brown leghorns birds from Italy. This breed just doesn't come in red, they also come in white too. Only the Rhode island red comes in bantam size, the Rhode island white doesn't. They are also one of the most popular chicken breed. Here is...
I have decided to create a thread about raising baby chicks up to when they hit 8 weeks of age for if your hatching your own eggs or buying your chicks from a hatchery. When getting baby chicks it is better not to handle or touch them the first day if you are buying them from a hatchery. It can scares them and causes a lot of stress because they have already dealt with it from traveling in the mail. Chickens that you hatch yourself can be handled more since they haven't really been through...
The Red Sex link is a hybrid meaning that they are not a breed of chicken and cannot produce a red sex link by crossing both of those breeds together. This usually makes the Red Sex Links useless for breeding since they can't produce another purebred. However, two purebreds were originally crossed to make this breed which was the Rhode Island Red male and White Leghorn female. Today, in order to produce a Red Sex Link The Rhode Island Red male can either be crossed by the White Plymouth Rock...
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If you get cold winters and need chicken that tolerate the cold where you live, then I've I have a list of ten that get along with it excellent. 1: Sex link Class: Unknown Egg-size: large Use: eggs Disposition: excellent Personality: Strong, tough and rugged/docile 2: Brahma Class: asian Egg-size: medium Use: meat. Disposition: excellent Personality: gentle, quiet and tame 3: Cochin Class: Chinese Egg-size: medium Use: meat Disposition: best Personality: docile, loves human contact 4:...
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