breeding chickens

  1. T

    Weird inbred silkies can't get mycoplasma?

    Hi we have been dealing with mycoplasma in our flock for quite a while. However some of our chickens have showed no signs or symptoms at all. Most of which being silkie. Once upon a time we bought 5 baby silkies from this random breeder in Florida. They were clearly inbred because one roo had a...
  2. Veiji

    Breeding Advice?

    We have some Turkens we hatched last week, of the 9, one was a Frizzle. We wanted to breed for showgirls, so we got 6 Silkies. If we breed the Frizzle Turken with a Silkie, what would we get? (Turkens all have bowties). Our goal is Showgirls, and Sizzle Showgirls. How would we go about...
  3. Kimi BK

    Former backyard chicken mom, future chicken rancher

    Hey there, I'm new to the forum. We had backyard chickens for ~10 years in Madison, WI. Then we retired June 2019 and moved to a high desert mesa in NW New Mexico. We are starting up a farmstead here and have our greenhouse and outdoor garden up and running. We've been living out of a...
  4. cricket92283


    Does the rooster or the hen determine how the chicks will look or the size and color of the eggs ?
  5. rosaroca

    Breeding problems

    I’m trying to raise Lemon Blue bantam Cochins and having very little success. I started with a nice trio, managed to hatch a few chicks, then lost my adults to a coon who broke into the coop. My youngsters have been laying now for a few months. I’m TERRIBLE at incubating so have farmed out a few...
  6. TwoPitsInaPod

    Hatching eggs from my Barred Rock Rooster x hen

    This question might already be answered elsewhere, but I'm thinking of trying to incubate some of our eggs to see what kind of chickens we get. I have a Barred Rock Roo who gets around with his ladies, we have many different breeds of hens including buff orpington, rhode island red, cuckoo...
  7. rsrpoultry

    RSR Poultry: Welcome To The Flock

    How RSR came to be... I have always had a love for poultry one way or another. Even when I was little... as in there are pictures of me running around with chickens just everywhere. As I got older I learned about breeds, how to care for chickens, dealing with predators, and little bits and...
  8. K

    Possible Mycoplasma G./Coryza (Breeding for resistance)?

    Hello everyone, greetings from EU! I think my chickens have Mycoplasma G. or Coryza since one of them smelled badly. Some of them had bubbles in their eyes, sneezed and the smelly one still has a swollen spot under her eye, I treated them with Tylan powder, all of the symptoms disappeared...
  9. MysteryChicken

    Chicken Breeding Projects, For 2020!

    Hello chicken peoples, I would like to hear your breeding projects for 2020? Here's a couple projects I'll be working on, and/or continuing. My 2020, Breeding Projects: #1. Wheaten Crele Orpingtons #2. Non-Fighting Muff GameFowl My Future Breeding Projects: #1. Crele Silkies #2. Rainbow Laying...
  10. bfc chicks

    Country farmette with all the privileges?

    I don't know if this is the right spot but here goes. Why I'm bfc i dont know I usually go by BFAD, which was the name of my farmette for Alpine dairy goats. I have been raising animals for 65 years, starting with rabbits and now ending up with 2 Jersey cows, 2 alpine goats, 16 muscovy ducks, 24...
  11. Raymber

    Wondering how this works

    Hi! I ended up crossing my Houdan rooster with one of my Buff Orpington hens (RIP) and I got this beautiful cockerel that I want to breed as well. I am not sure on his color pattern, feather pattern, etc. They are not the greatest pictures but you can see his breast in the first one, behind...
  12. Jraba1315

    Ameraucana Mixes

    So I am getting a Blue Ameraucana Cockerel (About 4-5 months), 2 Blue Ameraucana Pullets, and 2 Black Ameraucana pullets. I am planning on showing them (or some of my other chickens) through 4-H through my high school, but I was also wondering what breeds I could/should get to breed with my Blue...
  13. rocking chickens

    Breeding Question

    Will this work? Here is the calculator I used Chicken Plug-in Calculator. To make eggs blue without beard and muff w/ pea comb Brahma (Columbia light) over silver partridge Easter egger Male F1 without ear tuft over Female F1 without ear tuft Male F2 without beard over Female F1 without...
  14. Verbon30

    Silkie chicks

    I have a blue splash silkie rooster and 2 white and 1 black hen but I only get splash and white chicks never any black chicks out of 40 chicks in all from them.
  15. dirkapitation

    could i breed my chickens and how long do you think it will take

    i have two roosters that i plan on keeping and one that im trying to get rid of one is a large amberlink and the other a small bantam i have both bantam and large hens who can breed with who also my roosters are all about twenty weeks
  16. Darrell Cunningham

    Cornish hybrids

    Cornish cross hybrids grow fast how long dose it take for them to mature and lay eggs . Want to breed a hen with a Marans too see if I can make a nice meat bird .
  17. Awtdaniel05

    Crossing chickens to get a real breed

    What breeds can I cross to get a real breed that is not a barnyard mix?
  18. Ledor30

    Brahma Hens

    I am new to breeding chickens. I have two Light Brahma hens that are about 7 months old, I just wanna know when is the appropriate age for my Brahmas to have baby chicks???
  19. Birdpeeps

    GIANT Red Cochin Roo's for sale!

    I've got a handful of roosters I would like to sell. They are giant cochins, a few that are solid red, and few that are mainly red with some black tail feathers. The black feathered roo's are still pure giant cochin, but they are of a red hen and a black cochin rooster. They were all incubated...
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