- Apr 23, 2010
You know, I thought about that but I think given the fact that I'm getting eggs through the mail the hatch rate probably isn't going to be great so I might as well maximize our chances. I have a neighbor who has already offered to help process the roosters, and pullets are very easy to sell where I live so the more the merrier as far as I'm concerned (the hens have a very large coop and are allowed to free-range, so crowding shouldn't be an issue).you could give the EE 6 and your black star 6...
This brings me to a question: if all my hens go broody and one hatches before the others, will they hear her chicks and try to leave the nest to go to them? I'm planning to keep the other two confined to large dog kennels if they go broody, so they wouldn't be able to go too far away. I know I'm getting way ahead of myself here, but if it's better to place all eggs at the same time I might see about adding to my order and delaying it a bit...