Egyptian Fayoumis?

RocketMan32

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Dec 7, 2015
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I ordered a batch of chicks for this spring. I live on the farm with my mom. My father passed from cancer and it was to much for her to handle by her self. Anyway I ordered my good egg layers white leghorns. Well my mom just had to order 5 hens egyptian Fayoumis. I have no experience with this breed. Just wondering if anyone has rasied them and have any tips. I let my chickens free range all day and they go in various coops at night for protection. I'm building a third coop for the spring flock and just wondering will these Egyptian hens be a good addition to the farm. Thanks for any feedback. Happy holidays !!
 

Free Feather

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5 Years
Aug 1, 2014
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They are very good foragers that are very flighty. You rarely see them, which is a good thing for some people. When I can get mine to lay in the nests I find they are good layers from a young age, like four months old.
 

RocketMan32

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Dec 7, 2015
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Nice thanks for the info. I been reading up on them. I just wanted some advise from someone who's had hands on experience.
 

Free Feather

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I got them straight run, but somehow did not get any boys...but one of my broodies just hatched out a Fayoumi/Icelandic cross today, so maybe it will be a boy. I have a Fayoumi/American Game Bantam cross pullet, too. I love Fayoumis because they remind me of Sebrights but less crazy.
 

RocketMan32

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Dec 7, 2015
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Ya from what I've been reading. There good to have in your free range flock. It's says they spot predators very quickly and warn the flock. I'm excited to work with this bird. Can't wait !!
 

Flat Earth

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Egytian Fayoumis hen is top chicken of the other 6 hens i own! Great chickens if you have just a few in a group, if more they could cause trouble with the ones that are non aggressive! and wont defend them self.
 

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