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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ali, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. ali

    ali Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] hi i'm ali, i got my bantams in june of this year. 1 young roo 1 momma and 7 chicks. i love them sooo much but i'm clueless. i really want to breed bantam reds so i recently got a beauuutiful rir roo. i have so many questions but i'll only start with one. since my chicks no longer need sitting on, when can i expect momma to lay?
     
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Momma hen will probably lay within a month of kicking her chicks away but that depends on the bird. As for your RIR roo, are you planing on keeping him with the bantams? I would worry that your RIR, if not a bantam, will push his adult 8lb or so self against the bantam roo and may hurt your bantam hen too.
     
  3. ali

    ali Out Of The Brooder

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    i thought about that to. and i do worry. but my bantam roo was here first my red roo tho a little older seems (for now) to see that banti roo's the man. so far i have'nt had any problems (it's only been 4 days)[​IMG] momma keeps red on the run, he's not allowed to roam with the others she does let him in the coop pushing a couple of the younger ones to the run or roost. other than that and reds lonely moan, everythings fine. i pray for their safety daily. what if i got a red or buttercup hen would that make it better?[​IMG] or to much?
     

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