1st egg from Freedom Ranger hen

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by crperdue, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were walking out to the coop this afternoon and found an egg.
    It was a nice, brown chicken egg but it was ouside of our pen.

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    After looking around, look what we found outside the pen as well.

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    She must have slipped out yesterday when we were cleaning and fixing
    the coop. I think its funny that our 1st egg was from an escapee!

    Now we just have to see what the offspring of these rangers looks like...
     
  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is she?
     
  3. scubaforlife

    scubaforlife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one lil FR hen that wasn't worth processing. My 10 year old decided to keep her. She is getting picked on pretty badly so she is the lone ranger now, pun intended. She is the only bird with completely free range of the yard. She has started to sleep on the front porch, I think she wants to come into "our coop".
     
  4. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:17-18 weeks
     
  5. RhodeIslandReds

    RhodeIslandReds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you incubated that egg would you get another Freedom Ranger or is it like a Cornish Rocks?

    Thanks,
    RIrs
     
  6. chickensrfood

    chickensrfood Out Of The Brooder

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    No you would not get another freedom ranger unfortunately.
     
  7. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is exactly like the cornish rock crosses in that Freedom Rangers are a hybrid.
    This means that they will not breed true and the offspring will most likely not be
    consistently like the parents.

    However, that does not mean that the offspring will be worthless. We will have to
    hatch out several hundred of them before we really see the results. Hopefully, by
    hatching lots of birds and culling heavily, we can come close to the performance
    of the initial parent stock. Only time will tell if this is possible or how many generations
    it will take. But I can still eat all my "mistakes". [​IMG]
     
  8. frozen1

    frozen1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I held back 8 freedom rangers hens to cross with a red broiler they have been laying for a while now [very small brown eggs] hope to hatch out some just to see what i get! lol:D
     
  9. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While we were processing my FR's pushed the door of the tractor open and bolted into the yard, on of them took off into the woods when i wasn't looking, when we were done processing we counted the birds and were missing one, we looked for about half and hour and gave up, after all chickens stick with their flock and don't just bolt into the woods right... I figured a fox had gotten her a few weeks back. My family went to a friends house to help him do his birds (we were swapping labor) and when we got back the hen was sitting under the grape vines and came walking up to us looking for food, she was really friendly and let me pick her up, so my mom named her lucky and wouldn't let me put her in the freezer, she's now living with 6 barred rock pullets, she started laying good eggs at about 3.5 months.
     
  10. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found my first Ranger egg about 5 weeks ago. They are still on the small side, although not as small as the first few pullet eggs. Occasionally, one of the eggs is quite dark, I'm guessing from the same hen every time, but it's just a guess.
     

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