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Beredning need help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Empiish, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. Empiish

    Empiish New Egg

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    Hi, soo i'm just about to start a poultary farm for breeding hens chickens and rooster if it's called so or getting as many chickens/hens/roosters as possible for commercial matters.

    So i know there ain't an exact answer or formula to knowing this but one can make a qualified guess.
    I wonder how long time will I have 100/1000/10000 hen/chickens if I start out with 50 hens and 5 roster. We will have to pretend that no chickens/hens dies in the process. And I'll be selling the overflow of roosters because per 10 hens I can only have one rooster.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I'd think that there are too many variables to consider before anyone could hazard a guess - the size of the incubator is one factor, for starters.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Empiish [​IMG] Welcome!

    I agree with Ken, way too many variables to consider; I do wish you luck with your venture though.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you planning on them reproducing naturally, by hoping that hens go broody? Or are you going to use an incubator?
    If you have production type breeds, like Leghorn or sexlinks, then the odds of any of them going broody is slim. I doubt more than 1 or 2 will be prone to brooding. And a hen prone to brooding usually only does so once or twice a year. And she can only cover about 8 to 12 eggs. With that scenario, you'll get about 20 new birds a year.
    If you choose to use a cabinet incubator, the only limits will be the amount of space you have available to brood chicks.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    you really can't count chickens till their hatched and even then you could lose some or all
     
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  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings and [​IMG]! It is great to have you here!! [​IMG]
     
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    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     

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