does anyone else have

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Queen Scoot, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
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    production reds besides me?
    so far i have been he only one with them it seems. are they a bad breed to have?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I used to have some, and I have RIR's also.

    They're not a bad breed at all, a co-worker bought mine and they are doing very well, with high egg yield.

    I wanted to breed my RIR's and didn't want to be confussing them with my reds, that is the only reason I let my buddy talk me into selling them.
     
  3. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
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    i love the fact that mine started to lay early and have such a sweet personality. they do produce alot of eggs which i am greatful for.
    if i were to hatch eggs from them with my brownleg horn rooster would i still get good egg production?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Yes, they would be good laying "barnyard specials" [​IMG]
     
  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I think my McMurray Red Stars are pretty much a production breed? I'm not sure if that's technically so or not. At any rate one is laying and the other probably will soon where as the others don't appear ready yet (based on comb color and how the roosters act around them [​IMG] )
     
  6. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Production Reds are great for non-stop laying and are fairly docile. However you'll find the constant laying takes a toll and after the first two years, they go downhill fast.
     
  7. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
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    Quote:thats what i kind of figured..... i'm not gonna "force lay" them through the winter.....so hopefully that will add a few years onto their laying. i do love them!
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:thats what i kind of figured..... i'm not gonna "force lay" them through the winter.....so hopefully that will add a few years onto their laying. i do love them!

    They'll lay right through winter without artificial light, just like my RIR's and BR's do.
     
  9. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
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    wow!! i didnt know that! thats interesting...do they slow down any or is the egg yield the same?
     

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