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Just saw a craigslist ad and I am so tempted, need your opinions!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cupman, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are the birds: http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/grd/2536980290.html

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    have a flock of 16 or 17 week old birds right now, one rooster, he is also very tame. Could I integrate him in? Is this even a good deal? Ahh I don't know what to think, part of me is saying screw it the other has already put the phone number in my cell phone. What do you guys think?
     
  2. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Skip it because you have one good rooster and that is all you need. If you wanted three hens you would have to take three roosters. Not a good ratio. I don't like seeing anyone selling pairs. Even one Rooster to two Hens is too much in my opinion [​IMG]
     
  3. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're very pretty. 6-9 weeks is quite young still, you'd have to segregate them until they are equal size, but if they are nice looking stock, and you have enough hens to keep 2 roos happy, then go for it! Why not?

    EDIT- I see you have 11 hens, 1 roo.... 2 roos and 12 hens, might not be the ideal proportion, if you could get a few more hens though, maybe other fun varieties!
     
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  4. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    Hi..

    looking at the list you have as your list of little flockers. and then the ad. I understand why they are doing the pairs. I have three roosters now. I have a LF gold barred Cochin, ( who I fully intend on getting him some girls - never thought Cochins would be so hard to find) I have and EE roo and 2 EE girls ( one of which the cochin is in love with and thinks is his-- not!) then I have just bought for my son a purebred black americauna, he will be using the black roo and 2 americauna girls ( when I find them) for a science project that will run all year ( and happily we get to keep any chicks.. ) he wanted pure bred chicks for his project so they would breed true. I also have 3 barred rock hens, 2 dark brahma hens > my favorite breed, and 1 white leghorn> not my favorite breed!..

    I keep the black americauna roo separate ( he actually has a little black sex link to keep him company till I get his girls for him)
    but my LF Cochin and the EE rooster stay together day and night with no problems.

    when I get the Cochin girls Ill separate them and keep the breeds true..

    I really like the americauna's they are such a friendly, hardy breed, I see no problem with adding a pair to your flock, and you just may be like My son Colton and want to breed them..

    most of all have fun with them, they are community animals they like the flock life.


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  5. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very pretty birds! If you could get a few more hens I would say go for it, but I agree 12 hens and 2 roosters will probably result in a lot of bare backs and harassed hens!
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I always have 2 roosters. One in the breeding pen and a spare in the bachelor's pad ........ just in case. When not breeding I have had 2 roosters in a pen with the hens and not had a problem too. If a problem, just separate them.You could always rotate them in with the girls. I have had many pens of only 3 or 4 girls with one rooster. Heck, I have even had pens with 2 hens and a rooster.

    Whatever you decide....... good luck!
     
  7. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info everyone. Yeah I'm planning on increasing my flock to 30 or 35 soon and I wanted to have 2 roosters. I want to breed them and I thought it would be neat to see what kind of combos of breeds I could make with 2 different roosters and a bunch of hens. I've heard you can even get some really pretty eggs. Thanks again.
     
  8. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So don't forget to post pics of your new ones!! [​IMG]
     

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