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Isa browns

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by harmony farm, May 7, 2016.

  1. harmony farm

    harmony farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Wondering what age be good to add a rooster to my chooks and whats the roister to add for isa browns.

    Thx chris
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they start layering. 6 months. You can add a rooster.. any rooster you want. Nice rhodeislandred would be good.. but any would work
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    ISA Browns are a crossbreed, and as such, do not breed true. If you want to know how to breed your own sexlinks, check out this thread, https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information
    All the good info is in the first post.
    If you're wanting an adult rooster, then wait till the hens are laying well before adding him. If you want a young male, than get one that's about 10 to 12 weeks old. Introduce him when the hens are all mature and laying. He will be young enough, that a few pecking order scuffles with the older girls will keep him well behaved for a good, long time.
     
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  4. harmony farm

    harmony farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thx guys, ye they about 5 months and laying well currently, time to top up my hens, one thing i notice with breeding quail in incubator,humidty always drops low middle if night,will this effect hatchings or csn i prevent it.

    Thx for ur knowledge im learning

    Chris
     
  5. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity is a average idk about quail. . For chickens I shoot for 45% first 18 days.. 70% last 3
     
  6. harmony farm

    harmony farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi rod

    Ye through the day no problems with humidty its during the night when it drops of until i top water up morning
     

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