- Nov 22, 2011
right everyone brace yourself i have alot of questions to ask
i am thinking about expanding my flock and getting some more birds for breeding so my wish list has been extended by 4 gold laced wyandotte bantams and 4 silver laced wyandotte bantams so fingers crossedi will be breeding 3 pens of wyandottes next year. But this year is when i will be hatching my own birds then buying cockerels from a different breeder hopefully i will be doing this late may/early june so thats all good but my grandad may be getting new layers for him at that time ready for next yearso i thought i would hatch 5 BCM hens and 5 light sussex all at the same time in the bator ive got so it should work out to me setting about 8 light sussex eggs and 8 maran eggs also 6 of each wyandotte breeds so hopefully i will get what i want out of them taking deaths and wrong sex into account if i get more than needed then i can part with some or if i dont get enough purchase chicks, that i didnt want to dobut my main question is if i succesfully hatch all the birds would i be able to brood all of them together even though some will be abit bigger than the others, what kind of size brooderwill i need or will i have to brood LF and bantam seperate thats another thing i didnt want to do. Could you tell me how much space each would i need for growing chicks. Also will it be alright weather permiting to put all of then in a spare future breeding pen at 6 weeks or 8-10 weeks if needed.
p.sim sorry if there were 1 to many questions in there
i am thinking about expanding my flock and getting some more birds for breeding so my wish list has been extended by 4 gold laced wyandotte bantams and 4 silver laced wyandotte bantams so fingers crossed