New to hatching & breeding. Please help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chad Nolen, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Chad Nolen

    Chad Nolen In the Brooder

    Sep 2, 2017
    We currently have 11 birds.
    1 RIR rooster
    5 RIR hen
    2 barred rock
    3 Easter eggers

    Only 1 maybe 2 RIR are laying. All the Easter eggers lay. I don't think any of the barred rock are laying. I understand everyone says lack of daylight but this has been going on for 2-3 months since we got them at least.

    So my question is this. I'm thinking of getting rid of 2-3 RIR. Replacing them with 20 week old red and black sex links. Can I then breed the black or red sex link with my RIR rooster? Will I get a hybrid bird in return or another RIR?

    Also does my coop look to small for 12 total birds. It is a 5x8. The coop run is large enough for 50+ birds with separate feed/water

    How hard will this be to integrate? Am I asking for trouble

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  2. peeper89

    peeper89 Songster

    Feb 21, 2017
    why they all look like they panting an pale is it hot?
    how old is them chickens - they maybe not old enough to lay egg yet

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