Applying Chicken Math to our flocks...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MobyQuail, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

    Sep 10, 2010
    OK, gotta write this down somewhere, lets start with the roosters and the obvious pairing, we have been collecting some purebreed chickens for almost a year now to go along with the mongrel horde that has been on the property for 60+ years.
    unfortunately, have not had luck with shipping eggs late spring (heat?) will try again.


    Building next years layers from this pen.

    1 Splash Ameraucana Rooster
    1 Blue Ameraucana Hen
    3 Blue Rock Hens
    3 Barred rock hens
    8-10 EE pullets, splash, blue

    just putting these together.

    1 Lavender Ameraucana Rooster
    2 Lavender Ameraucana Pullets
    1 Black Copper Marans Pullet
    2 Wheaten Ameraucana Hens
    1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucan Hen

    replacing some of these:
    EE Rooster of the mongrel horde
    5 EEs hens
    5 leghorns hens
    2 production RIR hens
    10-12 various bantams, seramas, de uccles crosses

    having a blast with these guys:

    1 Bantam Cornish Rooster
    2 bantam Cornish Hen
    8 chicks

    would like to make these better:

    2 Bantam Rhode Island Red Roosters
    2 Bantam Rhode Island Red Hens
    10 rir chicks
    also have 4 bantam barred rock hens and a smaller black rock hen in with roos

    and we have some 1-offs we probably need to keep feeding, get rid of, send to crockpot or cull.

    big RIR roo, pretty but no room.
    several game hens- great broody girls
  2. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

    Sep 10, 2010
    joined the APA today, ordered the 2010 APA SOP.

    this should help make decisions for us...

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