New owner of 5 American game hens...help.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dixie_Doll, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Dixie_Doll

    Dixie_Doll Hatching

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    I've recently taken in some abandoned American game hens and I was wondering are they good egg layers? Also what would be a good feed for egg productivity?
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    I don't think they're good layers... are they? [​IMG]
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    They can produce 60 to 120 eggs a year. My hen that set 3 clutches, successfully brooding two, has produced 48 eggs so far and appears to be preparing to lay again despite going into a molt. She is free range. Confined hens do not do so well unless feed poored to them. If not allowed to brood, then higher end of range can be approached.
     
  4. Dixie_Doll

    Dixie_Doll Hatching

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    Thanx:D!
     

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