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oeg bantoms

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by I didn't do it, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. I didn't do it

    I didn't do it Out Of The Brooder

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    hi i am thinking of getting some oeg banties. is this a broody breed? do they lay good? would they be oky to live with other banties? what are space requiements
     
  2. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    Since they are one of the smaller breeds - space is min - except for roo seperation- I have not had a OEG go broody
    but they have good hatch rates and are common in most varieties and colors so Extras mates are usually avail.
     
  3. maggiePI

    maggiePI Out Of The Brooder

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    I have both the OEG and the Dutch. I love them both - the OEG seem to be noisier than the dutch hens and I have read the dutch lay better, though my OEGs lay well. I do know my dutch went broody alot and I found her at one time almost dead with 15 eggs under her!! She had escaped and hidden and it was during very hot summer weather. I took all her eggs away(they were not fertile) and locked her up to recover. She went broody like 3 x in a year. I love them all!
     

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