Partridge Plymouth Rocks

TwinWillowAcres

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7 Years
Oct 8, 2012
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I got my first chicks from Southern States, five Partridge Rock pullets from Mt. Healthy Hatcheries. I would've got ten but they were $3.50 each. I named them Yvonne, Annette, Cecile, Emilie, and Marie after the Dionne quintuplets. They were hatched on April 20, however, I think two of them may have been hatched earlier as they are 1 oz larger than the other three. I purchased them on April 24 and weighed them for the first time on April 25. I will be weighing them every Thursday. I am going to post their weights and feed consumption here as they grow. I have them in a 16" x 24" rabbit cage inside a dog cage (for protection against predators such as cats and possums as well as the sheep) inside our sheep shack with a heat lamp about 3.5 feet above them. So I'm not sure what the temperature is in there. But they are active and thriving so I think they're okay. I put small three to four inch colored zip ties around their legs cut to length to identify each one to keep records. Here is a photo of their brooder: Meet Yvonne, 1.4 oz. (Red)
This is Annette, 1.4 oz. (Yellow)
And Cecile, 2.3 oz. (Green)
Not to mention Emilie, 2.1 oz. (Black)
Lastly, Marie, 1.4 oz. (White)
On April 24 I filled their feeder with 11.1 oz of DuMOR Chick Starter. April 29 they received 9.0 oz feed.
 
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TwinWillowAcres

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 8, 2012
77
10
48
GROWTH RATES
Partridge Plymouth Rock Pullets fed DuMOR Chick Starter free choice. Given fresh water once daily. In a 16"x24" brooder with straw/pine shavings for bedding. Heat lamp 3-3.5' above brooder. Outside in the not-so-much weatherproof sheep shack (slight drafts, leaky roof, prone to flooding).

ADGs (Average Daily Gains) listed are only for the past week's growth.

April 25 ~ [COLOR=FF0000]1.4[/COLOR], [COLOR=FFD700]1.4[/COLOR], [COLOR=008000]2.3[/COLOR], 2.1, [COLOR=D3D3D3]1.4[/COLOR]
May 2 ~ [color=ff0000]2.3 (ADG 0.129 oz)[/color], [color=ffd700]2.4 (ADG 0.143 oz)[/color], [color=008000]4.0 (ADG 0.243 oz)[/color], 3.7 (ADG 0.229 oz), [color=d3d3d3]2.6 (ADG 0.171 oz)[/color]
May 9 ~ [color=ff0000]4.7 (ADG 0.343 oz)[/color], [color=ffd700]4.5 (ADG 0.300 oz)[/color], [color=008000]7.1 (ADG 0.443 oz)[/color], 6.5 (ADG 0.400 oz), [color=d3d3d3]4.9 (ADG 0.323 oz)[/color]

FEED CONSUMPTION
April 25 - 11.1 oz (2.775 oz/day) (0.555 oz/pullet/day)
April 29 - 9.0 oz (2.25 oz/day) (0.45 oz/pullet/day) [may be skewed because I didn't check their feed Apr 28]
May 2 - 9.1 oz (3.033 oz/day) (0.607 oz/pullet/day)
May 4 - 11.0 oz (3.667 oz/day) (0.733 oz/pullet/day)
May 7 - 9.5 oz (4.75 oz/day) (0.95 oz/pullet/day)
May 9 - 13.1 oz (4.367 oz/day) (0.833 oz/pullet/day)
May 12 - 12.9 oz
 
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TwinWillowAcres

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Oct 8, 2012
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I have had them for a week so far today. Cecile remains the largest, fastest growing pullet. Yvonne is the slowest growing pullet.

I believe Cecile and Emilie are a week older than the other three so it will be interesting to see if the threes growth rates for next week are the same for the twos growth rates this week.
 
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TwinWillowAcres

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 8, 2012
77
10
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I have had them for two weeks so far. Their growth rates seem to be improving quite a bit. To date, collectively they have gained 1.194 lb and eaten 3.106 lb of feed. That equates to about 1 oz of gain per 2.602 oz of feed.

Cecile is still on top as the fastest growing, largest pullet. Annette has become the smallest, slowest growing pullet.

They are growing very fast; everyday I look into their brooder they look larger.

Does anyone know the mature weight of a Partridge Rock hen?
 
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