A Barbezieux Thread.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cody A, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Cody A

    Cody A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chonsey, what do you plan to do with this breed?
     
  2. chonsey

    chonsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband wants them for meat birds. Hoping to hatch out some breeding pairs. Of course, I want them for their beauty, too. If these don't hatch out, I'll be waiting for spring. It's been @50 deg, mild fall for Michigan because of El ninio.
     
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  3. guzman08

    guzman08 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 females and 3 males that are about 5 months old. I culled 2 roosters at 3 months and they were meaty. Does anyone know at what age the hens start laying?
     
  4. Cody A

    Cody A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A fellow BYC member said hers started laying around 6 months. Mine are 5 months and have been checking out the nest boxes. Will report when they start laying.
     
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    guzman08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I have been feeding them chick starter and I dont think it fills the and a lot of food is wasted. I am waiting for the first egg so that I can switch them to layer feed.
     
  6. Cody A

    Cody A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guzman. One of my females left a present in the nest box today. They are 5.5 months old. Yours may be laying soon. :)
     
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  7. chonsey

    chonsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting ready for lockdown - Barbezieux eggs! Hoping for a successful hatch!
     
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  8. guzman08

    guzman08 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think my pullets will begin laying too since some of the them have a red comb.
     
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    guzman08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Found an egg this morning. My hens are exactly 5 months 2 days old.
     
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  10. chonsey

    chonsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they are due to hatch today!
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