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need info on OEGBs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silverfilly, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

    Jan 25, 2008
    Im geting some OEGB eggs and I was woundering how big their cage needs to be? how many roos to hens ratio and any other special care they need? Thanks Kimberly
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Roo to hen ratio is about 1:5 to ensure fertility. Some people actually keep 2 roos for 5-7 hens, just to be sure.

    As far as a cage goes, I'm not sure. I think there is a sticky somewhere on space requirements for bantams, if I find it I'll repost. [​IMG]

    Oh, and if you live in a cold climate, you will either need to make sure your coop is draft free, as their combs will get frostbitten. Or you can dub their combs, which is required for showing.

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