Keeping hens and roo Frizzles?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hd_darcy, May 26, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question... I have 4 frizzles, or actually 3 it looks like. They are just babies, and I'm unsure of the sex. I was planning on keeping only one sex of them to prevent breeding amongst themselves. However, I'm wondering if they usually use the same nest boxes?? I was going to keep roo frizzles. However, if I kept a hen too (or two), but didn't let her eggs develop. Would that be okay? Can you tell which eggs came from which hen? We can't house them separately, so I'm just wondering if there's anyway around not having to get rid of the four I have (once I determine the sexes). Any, all info would be appreciated - Thanks!

    Darcy
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as long as you can do what is neccessary when you have to (cull a bird when it's condition is bad) I can't see why you can't hatch all their eggs.....
     
  3. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ugh.. I'd feel too guilty that it was my fault his condition was bad! I don't think I could do it [​IMG] And it would be hard to explain to our boys... HMMM.... Thank you for your thoughts though!
     

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