Anyone raise Dominiques???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dkosh, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm shopping now for my spring chicks and was wondering how the breed Dominiques are..

    Are they winter hardy?
    Are they docile?
    Would they be good dual purpose?
    Are they good egg producers?
    What size eggs?

    Any imput would be appreciated.......[​IMG]
     
  2. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    Oooohh me! ME!


    I LOVE MY DOMINIQUES!!!

    They are VERY winter hardy...mine our outside in an unheated coop...I'm in Canada. It's -16C right now
    They are beautifully tempered birds. I can handle ours easily. They come right up to me when I go outside
    THey are excellent for both meat and eggs. Our girls are laying a large sized egg (with an occasional smaller, and/or LARGER) almost daily even in the dead of winter. We processed the extra roos last year and they were well breasted, nice sized birds.


    Our Dominiques may be our favorite birds. The other birds that we have that meet all of your qualifications are Chanteclers.

    Feel free to pm me with any questions! I love these birds.
     
  3. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I think I will give them a try. [​IMG]
     
  4. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good luck - you should get a few to try!!!
     
  5. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I think I'm going to get about 25 of them.
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Are they winter hardy? Yes. Egg prodution shuts down when cold stressed.
    Are they docile? Very docile but vary somewhat based on strain.
    Would they be good dual purpose? Yes.
    Are they good egg producers? Average 150 to 200 eggs per year but do it for multiple years
    What size eggs? Medium
     

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