BREEDING FOR PRODUCTION...EGGS AND OR MEAT.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hellbender, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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  2. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    As long as you enjoy the birds, you will continue to move forward. You have the practical sense to do well if you decide that you enjoy them enough to continue investing in them.
     
  3. Heron's Nest Farm

    Heron's Nest Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always recommend standing on the shoulders of others that have gone before you. It is the fastest way to move forward faster. No need to reinvent the wheel--just attempt to make a rounder one.[​IMG]
     
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  4. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    I certainly won't argue that point. That's why I've spent so much time reading all the old books, talking to people who breed for production as well as specifically for SOP and show, etc. All I'm suggesting is that it's best not to get overwhelmed by the "what ifs" and to actually put a plan into practice. As we've previously discussed, there's a lot of conflicting information out there. One person's "ideal bird" is another person's "okay at best" bird. I'm simply trying to offer encouragement to take that leap and learn from personal successes and mistakes as well as from that wealth of knowledge. Seeing the results first-hand is far more helpful for some of us that all the literature and instruction in the world.
     
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  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Very true.

    Bob blosl played around with his Mowhawks, selecting for morning layers. Very cool. Makes it easier to have all the eggs laid before letting the girls out for the day. ( I dont know if he free ranged, just that this trait would be good fo r me.)
     
  6. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    . . . and I was not disputing. I was agreeing. I just took an opportunity to add some thoughts.
     
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  7. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    This is my favorite thread right now!

    Amazing and friendly discussion.

    Thanks!
     
  8. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    Birds lay most of their eggs early, but lay a little later every day, then it starts over. It is a circadian rhythm of sorts.
     
  9. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    Ron, have you started collecting eggs yet? I am trying to resist a bit longer. I have the bug though.
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    No but I am about ready. I am getting three eggs a day from my four Pita Pinta hens. The Penedesenca eggs are getting close to 50 g in size and the Arkansas blues are nearly there too.

    This year I will try some hatching to order for locals and see how that goes. I also need to get enough chicks hatched to make some good culling decisions this year. I also need to get plenty of meat from those Pita Pinta cockerels this year.
     

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