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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cheapcheap_jeepjeep, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Songster

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    I have to have a roo to just get eggs? I don't want the roo to get mean as it gets older. My family and I li we only want to ke to be able to handle them all as they grow. I am thinking of getting Rhode Island Reds? we only want about 5 to start.[​IMG]
     
  2. Forest_Nymph

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    No roos needed to get the girls laying eggs. Only need them for breeding.

    Half a dozen RIR's will make a very good size flock for eggs and when they're handled a lot, they're easier to tame.

    Good luck and enjoy !
     
  3. HenHappy

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    on my way to you....
    I have 4 girls and no roos!!! They are just fine without a man hanging around. Lot's of eggs
     
  4. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

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    Thanks my kids ages 8 and 9 are thinking of the ckickens as new pets and want to treat then as you would a kitten . hope it works
     
  5. Emchick

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    as long as you handle your chicks alot they should be ok (but make sure not to hurt the peeps)
     

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