I got some question for someone

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jake, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Jake

    Jake In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2007
    Eastern Tennessee
    My first Question is there is a pill and sometimes a liquid for keeping young chicken's manure from drying on its hind-end.What is the name of the pill or liquid? [​IMG]

    Q2 Do you have to have a rooster for your hens to start laying?

    Q3 Do roosters have to keep on fertilizing the hen?

    Q4 How many times should you worm your chickens or how often?

    Q5 :| huh.. well I can't think of the 5th one but I'll
    just reply if I remeber nevermind I can edit

    Q5 Do you eat fertilized eggs or just the duds?

    Repliers thanks [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2007
  2. Birdman

    Birdman In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2007
    Eastern USA
    I don't even have any chickens yet so I can't answer all your questions but my uncle did and I know that you only need a rooster if you wanna hatch chicks from your hen's eggs, they will lay them with or without a rooster.
  3. Jake

    Jake In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2007
    Eastern Tennessee
    Are you sure to start? [​IMG]
  4. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Songster

    May 14, 2007
    You dont need a roo to start hens laying eggs. But if you want to have a chance at breeding and raising baby chicks you need a roo. And the only time you get fertilized eggs is when the roo is there to do his job. I generally try to keep one roo for every six hens. It is fine if you have less hens, we do this to make sure that we have enough roos to keep fertilizing, but not so many that they start fighting and to keep the feed bill low. I doesnt matter weather or not you eat a fertilized egg. Provided that it hasnt been under a hen for a long length of time. As for poop sticking to the chicks butts, Cook up some bacon and put it on there butts This works great. And as for the worms, I have never had a problem with this happening and never heard of it. Wether or not this is a true problem that some people have I dont know. How ever I have had to deal with mites crawling on them. I hope some of this helps you out.
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Jake....hi and welcome to BYC. I will try to answer your questions, best I can.

    There is no pill or liquid to keep the poo from sticking. What breed and ages do you have? If they are peeps, this is common for them to get "pasty butt" and you will need to keep it cleaned off, or it will stop them up, and they can die.

    Q2: You do NOT need a roo to make the hens lay. They should start laying between 18 and 20 weeks, depending on the breed.
    Q3: If you want fertile eggs, ( eggs to hatch) You will need the roo in with the ladies. I have heard a Roos sperm will stay with the hen for 2 to 3 weeks after mateing.
    Q4: Some worm thier chickens twice a year. Spring and fall. ( every 6 months)
    Q5: ?
    Q6: If you gather the eggs the day they are layed there is no problem in eating them if they are fertile. When fertilized by the roo, the egg will only "grow" if it is incubated. (hen or incubator) As soon as you put them in the refridgerator, ( within an hour I think) the growing process stops.
    Hope this helps you...and if I am wrong, anyone, please chime in!
  6. Jake

    Jake In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2007
    Eastern Tennessee
    what does bacon do?[​IMG]
  7. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    Quote:Makes things VERY TASTY!!! Especially hamburgers and hot dogs.
  8. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I think she means the grease from the bacon. [​IMG] It'll make their bum feathers slick so the poo won't stick.
    <--- [​IMG] I'm a poet and didn't know it...
    LOL, MayberrySaint!!
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