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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Noah, May 27, 2010.

  1. Noah

    Noah Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a male frizzle and a female frizzle mix.
    Should I have another female or two?
     
  2. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If only to give her a break, I would [​IMG]
    You can have about 10 hens per roo
     
  3. Noah

    Noah Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I get different breeds of hens or do they have to be frizzles?
     
  4. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    only if you want frizzle chicks otherwise it doesnt matter!
     
  5. Noah

    Noah Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for answering my questions.
    Now for the "silly" question.
    Will my hens lay eggs with chicks in them?
    I will have the one rooster and a few hens in the coop.
     
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    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:No, they won't have chicks in them until the hen has either starting setting on them for a couple of days or you've put them in an incubator.

    Also I don't think you're supposed to breed a frizzle bird to another frizzle bird. Hopefully someone can answer that definatively for you.
     
  8. Noah

    Noah Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Katy.

    I got this from this site.

    Kept mostly for their ornamental value, frizzles actually makes good multi purpose chickens with the cockerels reaching 7 lb in and hens are reliable layers. The frizzling are the result of a dominant autosomal gene, mating frizzle to frizzle is not a good idea as you'll end up with 25% frazzle, a condition caused by the presence of 2 dose of F in one bird. These birds will have highly frizzled brittle feathers which results in porcupine feathered condition (only the shaft of the feather left) by summer. Facts.... since frizzling is caused by a dominant gene, if you don't see the effect on a bird, the bird does not have/ carrying frizzle gene in them (unless by a very small and rare chance it is also homozygous for frizzle modifier mf).

    I don't understand it though.[​IMG]
     
  9. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    I didn't know that at all. good info. do you have the link to the website noah?
     
  10. Noah

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