Do bantams breed this time of year?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chvojka, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. chvojka

    chvojka Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2009
    Central Michigan
    I have 2 hens and 1 rooster Black breasted reds. They were born the begining of june. The hens are laying regularly well at least one egg per day. The rooster is at least trying to breed but will it take this time of year and how would I know?
  2. cbbantams

    cbbantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Yes they will breed.If you incubate or the hens set just candle the eggs after a few days and see if they are growing.
  3. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    I'm getting fertile eggs from my banties. Look for the "bullseye" spot when you crack an egg open.
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Mine are laying fertile eggs. The weather doesn't seem to bother them much and we've already had a freeze for a bit here. Though the poor hen chose a poor time to moult, silly thing.

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