i need help!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickens 1970, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. chickens 1970

    chickens 1970 New Egg

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    i want to buy 200 pullets ans 25 -30 cocks of australorps. the total would be 380 for all of them. what other breed is a good layer, what egg production are they?
     
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  3. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW that is a lot of chickens!

    just curious, I dont even know how to ask this, but wont you need a GIANT coop? I mean huge. how are you doing this?
     
  4. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Are you wanting them for egg production or to hatch and sell chicks? Will they free range? If you are wanting a Great Egg Layer I personally think the Red and Black Sex Links are the best Brown Egg Layers HANDS DOWN. There food to egg ratio is much better than standard Fowl. I raise between 60 and 80 Females at a time. I get on average 90%+ egg production on average and 95%+ for the first season Pullets. If you don't care about the Egg Color then White Leghorns or Hy-line Hybrids are great! If I dont hatch my own Red Sex Links I have bought from Central Hatchery Before and they have great prices I think $110 for 100 Pullets + shipping. What size coop do you have to house all those birds? I have a 12x20 for mine and they usually free range 90% of the time.

    Nate
     
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    my coop is a 10x10 and i got a 50x40 barn.
     
  6. chickens 1970

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    are they the sil go links?
     
  7. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Yeah they are the sil go sex link. They are great layers and pretty cheap compared to most hatcheries. I have a friend who has the parent stock for a RSL (RIR x Delaware) and I have hatched my own this year but i will probably order from central next year. It is much easier to have all of the birds the same age. My birds are about 3-4 weeks apart in age and its time consuming when they are more than 2 weeks apart. Because of heating.

    A 50x40 barn is huge! Do you sell a lot of eating eggs?

    Nate
     
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    4 to 10 doz a day.
     
  9. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White leghorns are egg laying machines. An egg a day, everyday. xlarge white eggs.
     
  10. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    If you get 300 RSL you will get WAY more than that. They would produce 20-23 or more dozen a day.

    Nate
     

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