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Chicken rotation

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by iwanteggs, May 1, 2007.

  1. iwanteggs

    iwanteggs Out Of The Brooder

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    This is an early question and my first go around with chickens.

    I have 7 chickens and will be rotating new chickens in once these get to be two years old. I want to keep egg production up.

    I raised them from 1 week old. I couldn't find pullets ready to lay.

    I'll probably replace 4 chickens the first time and and then 4 new ones every 2 years.

    I know that will leave me with 3 four year old chickens the first cycle (don't lay well?) and I will be raising 8 chickens after 2 years.

    (sorry, I promise no trains in this word problem)

    I don't want to raise chicks every year. Or should I?

    Any problems with this plan?

    Also, If I have a choice should the Alpha chicken be left behind to keep order or should she go to the pot and let the chickens set up a new pecking order.

    Currently: 2 Plymouth Barred rocks, 1 white rock, 2 RIR and 2 black sex linked.
    Thanks
     

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