French frogs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by scflock, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Everything all depends on the lines you get... my Marans lay really well... they are kinda... hmmm... non personalities, I guess you could say, lol... no aggression whatsoever, but just there... hard to describe what I mean, lol...
     
  2. FridayYet

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    Well that's good to hear. I've always heard Marans aren't very good layers because it takes longer to get the eggs "painted" in the chute.
     
  3. frmboyinthecity

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    Interesting. I guess I may have to reconsider the possibility of Marans as well
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    :confused:

    I hear Ameraucanas and Cream Legbars don't lay well either, but I've always gotten a steady 6 eggs a week from each...
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Oh, and my Araucanas too...
     
  6. FridayYet

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    Wouldn't know about the AMs, but my Legbar is a good layer!

    I just like the heavier breeds better than the lighter Med breeds. She'll probably be my last Legbar.
     
  7. frmboyinthecity

    frmboyinthecity Overrun With Chickens

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    I would like Ameraucanas as well. My Easter eggers do ok, but not really great. How are your Roos personalities? We had a hatchery Easter Egger that got retired because of a bad attitude.
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Legbars are ok, but I MUCH prefer my Am's... though they are smarter and more of a PITA to keep out of everythjng, lol... had the whole flock on the back deck today, begging...



    I only ever had 1 Am roo with a bad attitude... and I got him when he was already 5 or 6 months old... he went away quick, lol... my roos are all protective but not aggressive... I respect their space and they respect me as well... they aren't lap pets, but I can handle each and every one if needed...
     
  9. frmboyinthecity

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    That's awesome. I really like the look of Ams. Maybe I should start looking into getting some of them.
     
  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Just check into who or where you get them from... I know a guy who's flocks just started laying... ;) :gig
     
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