Hamburg and Lakenvelders

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cottagechick, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple of pullets and some chicks on order...but it was suggested that I add some layers like Hamburgs. I almost ordered some Hamburgs at the same time I ordered the chicks, but I was concerned with the flying/doesn't like confinement. I will have 7 Bantams and am planning a 5' by 24' run, it could be made bigger if necessary. They will be able to free range with supervision a couple of hours a day on 1/4 acre. Their coop hasn't been completely divided. But I will make it sufficient to their needs. All in all it would be seven bantams and a Hamburg or Lakenvelder or two. Would I have enough space for adding a Hamburg and/or a Lakenvelder? Would I need a bigger run for them. I am planning on having it 8-10 feet high. Will I just have an insane Hamburg if I try to keep her in this enclosure? If I let her free range will I ever be able to get her in the coop? Is there really a difference in laying/flightiness between the Blue and Golden Spangled Hamburg? Any thoughts on the Lakenvelder? It seems to have less of a problem with confinement? Will there laying be worthy of all this worry?[​IMG] (deep breath)

    Thanks, Julie!
     
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  2. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, if I do add them, should I call and add the order to my chicks that are coming (fingers crossed) the first week of September...or wait a while?
    Thanks, Julie!
     
  3. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some SS Hamburg Bantams, they are kinda molting [​IMG]
    So excuse the pale faces & roughed up feather quality [​IMG]
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  4. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful, but do you have any answers to my question?
     
  5. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bringing this forward, maybe someone, someday will have an opinion...

    I will have 7 Bantams and am planning a 5' by 24' run, it could be made bigger if necessary. They will be able to free range with supervision a couple of hours a day on 1/4 acre. Their coop hasn't been completely divided. But I will make it sufficient to their needs. All in all it would be seven bantams and a Hamburg or Lakenvelder or two. Would I have enough space for adding a Hamburg and/or a Lakenvelder? Would I need a bigger run for them. How does the laying compare for the two?
     

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