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Cohin hens Barred rock rooster mix egg size

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Puppybirds, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Puppybirds

    Puppybirds Out Of The Brooder

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    A few weeks ago one of my two chicks got killed. The chicks were about 7 weeks old and the mom was starting to push them away. Since there was only one chick I got 2 Cochin chicks that were about the same age as the single chick for companions. It is very nice so far since the three roam the yard together.

    I am wondering about the egg size of the cochins when my barred rock begins to fertilize them since Cochins lay medium eggs and Rocks lay large eggs. Will it cause the chickens to produce large eggs? If so, will that cause problems for the hens? Should I separate the group of 3 from the rooster?

    Any advice will be great. The chicks are now about 9 weeks old. Thanks.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The rooster has no influence on egg size. A hen will lay whatever size eggs she lays, regardless of being with a bantam rooster, a jumbo rooster, or no rooster at all.
     
  3. Puppybirds

    Puppybirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok good to know! Thank you Donrae .for your swift answer.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Anytime! I spend way to much time on here lately [​IMG]
     

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