First Try Real Soon

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by clayb226, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. clayb226

    clayb226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very soon I will be trying my first round with hatching some chicks. I have 10 hens, that I am getting 8 eggs a day out of, I left yesterdays, todays, and leaving tomorrows eggs to put in the incubator I am getting tomorrow. I am going to try 24 eggs the first round. I wanted my hens to lay on the eggs, but I guess that has been bred out of them, all they want to do is lay eggs. Very excited to give this a try. The rooster is a RIR, will RIR hens lay on their eggs?? This is a stray rooster, and I kicked him in my pin, there is another stray around that has a white neck, speckles on his chest, and some dark wing feathers, some with a green tint. I wonder if that is a Speckled Susex, I am a newbie and really have no idea, but do they sit on eggs better?? Thanks in advanced, have a great day, and be blessed.
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Here is where you find out, but 'production Reds, or Production RIR, or Red Stars even, (you won't be sure unless you got them from a breeder) are bred not to set on eggs, heritage RIR (the old breed that are a very dark red, deep as blood- actually deeper) sometimes set eggs.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/breed-chart

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/rhode_island/10529

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/rhode_island/47192

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/rhode_island/chicken/100 (Production Red, ISA Red)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/production/13039

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    If you post a picture of your roo someone might be able to ID him, it would go in this ( https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewforum.php?id=15 ) section.

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    Oh and HERE (https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=48726) is important stuff to know.
     
  3. clayb226

    clayb226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking at the charts, the other stray looks like an Araucana, and the one I put in the pin looks like the RIR, but lighter red. I have posted pictures on here of my hens and the rooster, I may have to take some of the other stray to see what you experts think it may be.
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Quote:light red RIR are usually 'Production' hens or 'Production Reds' they are in the chart, also check ISA Reds or ISA Browns...
     
  5. clayb226

    clayb226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much for the replies everyone, I will look a little closer. I am really enjoying this adventure, learning chickens, and receiving help from the knowledgeable. Thanks again, have a great day, and be blessed.
     
  6. clayb226

    clayb226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A loaner incubator should be here today, I will hatch out these mutts, but I think I would like to move to pure breeds. I have my eye on BLRW, this looks like a good breed for my location, plus I need a good multi purpose bird to help feed the family, and I like the way the bird looks.
     

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