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Dominikers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ZZ, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. ZZ

    ZZ Out Of The Brooder

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    OK bought a house with some room
    started thinking about fresh eggs
    thanks byc for the ideas will post pics soon
    built a tractor w/a large doghouse and run w/ cattle panel
    Then went to flea market and bought two 7month dominikers hens I thought
    Well one is a cock or cockrell whats the differance?
    Should I take the roo back for a hen or just get another hen
    Looking for about 2 eggs a day
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're not going to get 2 eggs/day with one hen. A cockerel is a male under a year, a cock/rooster is a male over a year.
     
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  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    By Dominikers, do you mean Dominiques? Or are they Barred Rocks or Cuckoo Marans? They are all similar looking. You may need another pullet (egg laying female under 1 year of age).
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are looking for two eggs a day you will probably want three pullets. Unless you plan on incubating and hatching eggs you have no use for a cockerel. Not unless you want to make it dinner.
     
  5. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Or maybe you can trade someone the cockerel for a pullet?
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  7. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are wanting 2 eggs a day then get 2 more pullets. They take a break from laying at least once a day every week. And I would keep the rooster but if you don't want to hatch eggs and don't like the sound of roosters crowing, then get rid of him.
     
  8. ZZ

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    Dangerchic I dunno what they are, he called em Dominickers, heck Icouldnt tell a Rooster from a hen
    So off to do some more research
    If you have any links to the difference it would be appreciated
     
  9. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Quote:Dominiker is a "nickname" for Dominiques.
     
  10. ZZ

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    Haha We were thinkin about names and came up w/ Minnie and Pearl
    Guess I should change his name to Earl
     

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