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    At what age do hens start laying regularly? IE Every Day

    So I'm trying to find out some numbers on chickens and egg laying. If a pullet lays it's first egg at 18-20 weeks, at what age do they start laying regularly? Would an 18 week old who has laid it's first egg lay another the next day? I would think not but someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Woods Coop in Canadian Winter a Good Idea?

    I am currently in the process of reading the below book on Woods Coops. http://gnipsel.com/files/chickens/mfaph.pdf I am considering having one built on my property to house a number of chickens instead of using the plastic sheds I currently have. They have very poor ventilation and I'm...
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    Keeping Only Roosters

    I have only ever kept hens with some roosters here and there but I have been offered a bunch of free male chicks. Currently I have no chickens and have been itching to get back into keeping chickens anyway. Is it possible to keep only roosters? 20 or more say all together with no hens?
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    I currently have a plastic DIY shed that is 10' by 12'. When we tried to insulate it we didn't do that good of a job but tired our best. What we did was get those pink insulation panels, cut them appropriately and then wrapped them in a tarp. On the walls it works fine, but at the roof it won't...
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    10 x 12 How Many Chickens

    I currently have a plastic DIY shed that is 10' by 12'. They have a very large area outside but I'm wondering how many chickens this would fit. Bared rocks or RIR's to be exact. I've kept chickens in it before but am looking to find out what the optimal number would be. Thanks.
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    How much feed do newly hatched chicks eat?

    I am trying to figure out how much feed newly hatched chicks will eat in the first week of having them. Does anyone have any approximations on this data? It would be of much help to me. Thanks in advance.
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    Rhode Island Red Broiler Information Request

    Hey guys and gals. So I'm working on a research project and figured I'd ask my questions here. I've only owned egg layers but the research I'm doing requires me to find information regarding meat birds. So I've found a great little table for Cornish Cross's here: What I am needing are...
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    Cornish Cross Weight at 8 Weeks?

    I understand that Cornish X's should be slaughtered at about 9 weeks of age and males will be around 10 pounds, females around 8. Is this true? Or are these numbers too high?
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    Who ever can tell me what breeds/crosses my rabbits are, gets 50 points!

    I recenty got four rabbits and have no idea what breed they are. They are quite possibly mixes. It was 12 at night and I was picking up some kennels I had bought at an auction just a few hours before. A person came in to pick up some rabbits they bought, but only wanted two rabbits. (there were...
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    Wondering what types of rabbits I have?

    I recenty got four rabbits and have no idea what breed they are. They are quite possibly mixes. It was 12 at night and I was picking up some kennels I had bought at an auction just a few hours before. A person came in to pick up some rabbits they bought, but only wanted two rabbits. (there were...
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    Wondering what type of rabbits I have?

    I recenty got four rabbits and have no idea what breed they are. They are quite possibly mixes. It was 12 at night and I was picking up some kennels I had bought at an auction just a few hours before. A person came in to pick up some rabbits they bought, but only wanted two rabbits. (there were...
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    Please post pics of RIR pullets and cockerels so i can tell the difference!

    I need to know what the differences are between RIR pullets and cockerels. So if you could post cockerels and pullets that have grown to be either cockerels or pullets, so i can see the differences that would be great! I have two RIR's and need to know the sex of them. I posted another thread if...
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    HELP!!!! My RIR's have equal amounts of female and male traits! Please help me find out if my RIR's

    O.k. I have heard that some ways to sex pullets from cockerals are: Cockerals: Darker color Tail feathers are more curved more redened and developed comb Thick legs longer legs less feathered out etc Pullets: Lighter colored comb Less developed comb Skinny legs Shorter legs more feathered...
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    CAN ANYBODY PLEASE tell the breed of this chick!

    Hi, I have this chick and I have no idea what it is. The parents may be either crosses or purbreds of cochins, chanteclers, Minorca's and/or mille fleur barbu d'uccle's. I think she is a pullet becuase of her still small and yellowy rose or pea comb. (Does anybody know if it is a rose or...
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    TWO RIR's? Pullets and/or Cockereals????

    These are my two Rhode Island Reds, I think one is a pullet (first pics) and the other is a cockereal (secound pics). The girl is much cakmer and nicer. I can pick her up and pet her withoput any problems. Where as the other one is a feisty little guy. I think this is a pullet becuase it is...
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    I need to know the breed and gender of each chick!!! Be the first to answer!

    This is Miller, he/she was bred where chanteclers, cochins, minorcas and mille fleur barbu d'uccle had free choice who to breed to. Could this be a white chantcler cross with a partridge chantecler? I think it has a pea or rose comb. Does anyone know the breed and/or gender? This is...
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    CAN YOU FIND OUT THE BREEDS OF THESE CHICKS

    I called the lady we bought the chicks from and she said that she has these breeds: Minorca, Chantecler, Cochin. Six of the chicks are pure or a mix of those breeds. Now these chicks could be purebreed's or a cochin bred with minorca or cochin/chantecler bred with minorca/cochin etc. I am just...
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    WHAT BREEDS ARE MY CHICKS----REVISED WITH BREEDS IN PARENTS

    I called the lady we bought the chicks from and she said that she has these breeds: Minorca, Chantecler, Cochin. Six of the chicks are pure or a mix of those breeds. Now these chicks could be purebreed's or a cochin bred with minorca or cochin/chantecler bred with minorca/cochin etc. I am just...
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    CONTEST: What breeds are these chicks?

    I have some pics of them and if you can tell which breeds they are with my descriptions, you'll win the contest. No one so far on BYC has gave me any ideas on to what breeds they are, so i'm guessing it's diffucult. I guees this adds alot of bragging rights! This one is a bantam and looks...
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    ASKED EVERYWHERE ON HERE AND CAN'T SEEM TO FIND WHAT BREED MY CHICKS ARE? ANY IDEAS?

    OK, I NOW KNOW THAT THE CHICKS ARE EITHER PUREBRED OR CROSSES OF: MINORCA'S,CHANTECLER, COCHINS. I have some pics of them and if you can tell which breeds they are that would be great! I'll try to add a description on the chicks aswell. The descriptions are below the pictures, not above...
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