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    Game x?

    I was given some eggs to hatch on a whim. I was told they were a brown sexlink. This chick hatched from a small, creamy egg. She’s the only one who hatched. Clearly not a sex link. I had given her to my mom so that she could be raised with other chicks but have taken her back because the hens...
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    Quality rooster

    I think it would be silly only keeping one rooster. I appreciate your advice!
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    Book/Guide/Credible website?

    Do you happen to know if the 44th edition is the newest?
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    Quality rooster

    I will be raising lavender Orpingtons, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Silver Wyandottes, Golden Wyatndottes, and Polish....so far. We went a little over board... These will all be housed separate and turned out one breed at a time// roosters kept separate//in separate electric netting runs. I...
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    Book/Guide/Credible website?

    I would like to start raising, quality, purebred chickens. Is there a book, website, or some kind of guide that explains and demonstrates desired breed characteristics, as well as, how to choose breeding stock? The breeds I’m interested in are -Barred rock -Silver laved Wyandottes -Golden...
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    Quality rooster

    This is my first chance to breed and hatching my own chicks, as well as, free range. Are there any management practices I can do to ensure I have a protective rooster? I know part of it is instinct. I will be raising purebreds so I can’t just buy a proven rooster. Are there things I can look...
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    What would you breed a Cornish x hen too?

    I’m looking to improve leg structure by creating a slightly slower growing and bodied bird. Cornish x have a difficult time getting around even at a young age. I am considering an Orpington, they mature at a slower rate. I just don’t know if breeding them would result in smaller bodies. I also...
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    What would you breed a Cornish x hen too?

    I do realize it’s going to be prettyhard!! This is more of a fun “experimen” see what happens kinda thing. They have low hatching rates, often break eggs, experience heart attacks, and not to mention all the other difficulties you mentioned. I will definitely consider the breeds you mentioned.
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    What would you breed a Cornish x hen too?

    I am going to purchase some Cornish x chicks for meat purposes. They will free range and be on a controlled diet. They won’t be permitted to gorge themselves on feed 24/7. I will keep a few hens for breeding purposes. If given the chance, what would you breed the hens to? I am considering a...
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    Finding fodder seeds?

    The more grass/bugs mine eat the less feed the eat. They have doubled their feed intake. I can’t find where you asked how fodder helps cut a feed bill
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    Finding fodder seeds?

    They’d have to special order the seed and the can’t just get one bag :/
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    Finding fodder seeds?

    Have you purchased from them before?
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    Finding fodder seeds?

    I do feed my horses whole oats, I could spare some! That’s a good idea.
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    Finding fodder seeds?

    I’m trying to find a place/store to buy seeds. I haven’t had any luck finding a place yet :/
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    Finding fodder seeds?

    I will definitely look into seed world!! Thank you for the suggestion. My TSC has 50 lb bag for $12.
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