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Brahma Breeding Help

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by brahmabreeder, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently purchased three buff brahma hens and a rooster at the ohio national. The rooster died the other day,sadly[​IMG]. But my question is when I do get my new rooster on monday how should I go about breeding my brahmas. When I tried earlier this month my eggs werent fertile and my rooster was about 10 months old. The guy I got him from is selling me another rooster thats the same age. He said hes able to breed right now. If anyone has any tips for me to try to breed my brahmas that would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] This is definately a question that I would reccomend posing to the man that you are getting your rooster from. If the hens and/or rooster have excessive feathering around their vents you might consider plucking some feathers to improve their chances of making contact. I have no experience with brahmas so I really do not if excessive feathering causes breeding problems with them.
     
  3. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The man i bought them off of recently mentiontioned that he does clip the down my their vents.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Clipping can leave uncomfortable 'stubble'. Because of this many choose to pluck some of the excess feathers.
     

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