Chicken rotation

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

  1. iwanteggs

    iwanteggs In the Brooder

    May 1, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    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.

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