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Breeding chickens

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by 4roadranch, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. 4roadranch

    4roadranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Why doesn't my bantams breed?

    Does age mater?

    They are Buff Brahmas.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What do you mean they are not breeding? Are your eggs not fertile or will your hens not sit for you?
     
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    4roadranch Out Of The Brooder

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    My eggs are not being fertilized. They are not mating. I really want baby chicks.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What is your roo to hen ratio? Hold old are they?
     
  5. 4roadranch

    4roadranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a beginner so i don't understand you by saying what is your roo to hen ratio.
    My pair is about 1 and a half years old.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Roo to hen ratio refers to how many roosters you have for every certain amount of hens. For example if you had 2 roosters for 6 hens you would have a 1:3 ratio.

    Have you tried switching your male with a different rooster?
     
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    4roadranch Out Of The Brooder

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    oh, I just have one rooster for Two hens.
    And I just have one rooster that I own but thanks for your advice I will buy a young and better rooster. THANK U ALOT[​IMG]
     

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