A Bielefelder Thread !

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by faysel, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    Now for more Questions. At what age do they start to lay? Can you candle the eggs very well?
    Please answer with your own experience even if someone else has already answered!!!!!!
    Thanks MK
     
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  2. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you for the input. I always wonder about health issues with over-sized breeds of any animal. This is one breed where the hens are just about as pretty as the cocks. I guess that's true of the auto-sexing breeds. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ron Skekel

    Ron Skekel Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats the only draw back mine took 7 1/2 months waiting was driving me nuts. Pam
     
  4. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Ok so 2 days in the week I have gotten 2 eggs..... One pullet is obvious she is laying with a nice red comb..... Is it possible the other is laying without the red red comb? Her comb is still small and not really red like a layers comb.
     
  5. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    Thanks guys[​IMG] and if anyone else has more Opinions please post them!!![​IMG]
     
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    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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  7. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm right there with you. I'll start incubating my first Biel eggs this weekend. I desperately want it to be worth the investment.
     
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  8. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you checked the vent of the pullet in question? The condition of the vent can perhaps give you a clue if it's moist and stretched rather than dry and tight. (In any other context that statement would sound horribly lascivious. [​IMG])

    If they've just started laying it is possible that one pullet lay 2 eggs in one day. When they're this young their little bodies are still adjusting to the new activity, so more than one egg per day, eggs with soft shells or no shells, eggs within eggs, multi-yolk eggs, etc are all possible.
     
  9. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    So is it supposed to be TWO eggs in TWO days or two eggs twice.[​IMG]
     
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  10. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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