Applying Chicken Math to our flocks...

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

  1. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    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.

    So,

    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

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    joined the APA today, ordered the 2010 APA SOP.

    this should help make decisions for us...
     

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