My New Additions ***Now with Pics***

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by hplowe, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

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    Picked up 8 new Chickens Yesterday from a local breeder... 4 Black Langshan Pullets (16 weeks old) and 4 RiR Pullets (14 weeks old)... I will post pics soon... With my 4 Black Austrolorps, that makes 12... but 3 cockerels will be going to the feed Store swap Saturday so we will have 9 left.

    One quick Question, are Black Langshan Pullets supposed to be booted?

    4 RiR's and 4 Black Langshans
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    4 Originals meeting the "noobs"
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    one of our originals (we wanted this one to be a Pullet)
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    RiR wants out
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  2. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Where's that smiley that says "This Thread is useless without pics"!!!!! Which it is.

    We want Pics!!!!! We want Pics!!!!! We want Pics!!!!
     
  3. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Langshans should have light foot feathering. [​IMG]
     
  4. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

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    They do, and have a green shimmer too
     
  5. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lovely girls. That little roo is pretty too. Will you be able to keep him?
     
  6. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

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    we want to, but how would we keep from getting fertilized eggs?
     
  7. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Oooo Oooo. I can answer this one! I have 5 hens and 1 rooster. The rooster is loving my one laying hen. He mates with her several times a day! [​IMG] As long as you're collecting the eggs every day, there is no way for an embryo to develop. My hen started laying last week. The eggs are fertile. I can tell by the tiny bulls eye on the yolk, but there is no chance of this turning into a chick unless it were to be incubated or if a hen were willing to sit on it. I don't have a broody hen anyway so if I were to not collect the eggs and leave them there, a chicken would either eat it, stomp on it, or it would just rot. Hope that helps! [​IMG]
     
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  8. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

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    So we can keep him!!!! Should I keep 2 with 9 females? Or would they fight? Harvested fertilized eggs taste the same?
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You need about twice as many hens for two roosters as you have. Fertile eggs are no different than any other egg in taste. Most every egg we get here is fertile.
     
  10. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

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    So what is the ratio? 1 to every 6-7?
     

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