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  1. ShaylaFox

    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?
  4. ShaylaFox

    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...
  5. ShaylaFox

    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.
  9. ShaylaFox

    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...
  10. ShaylaFox

    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 :/
  12. ShaylaFox

    Finding fodder seeds?

    Have you purchased from them before?
  13. ShaylaFox

    Finding fodder seeds?

    I do feed my horses whole oats, I could spare some! That’s a good idea.
  14. ShaylaFox

    Finding fodder seeds?

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

    Finding fodder seeds?

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

    Finding fodder seeds?

    What did you pick up? I know they have bermuda lawn seed but it’s through the roof. I’m trying to save on my feed bill, not spend more. Have you ever tried the Kentucky fescue? It’s more for seeding horse/cattle fields but it’s decently priced. I have been drooling over electric nets but...
  17. ShaylaFox

    Finding fodder seeds?

    Ahhhh. I’m looking to grow fonder in tubs. I have plenty of land, but I can’t fence it in because I am renting and I don’t want to turn my hens house because I don’t trust the neighbors dogs.
  18. ShaylaFox

    Finding fodder seeds?

    Are you having success? Do they grow rapid like barley and wheat?
  19. ShaylaFox

    Finding fodder seeds?

    I will stop in and ask mine, however, I really doubt they carry any. I was looking to reseed my horse pasture and they didn’t have much to offer.
  20. ShaylaFox

    Finding fodder seeds?

    What are you typically paying? $12 for 1 pound of seed seems really steep.
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