questions about old english game chickens [standards]

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChuckenGirl, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Songster

    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)
    1. how often do they lay?
    2. About how much do they lay?
    3. If the roo. pecks at the egg should we take him out?

    That's all for now.
    i'll most likely have more later
  2. deeszoo

    deeszoo Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Don't know about their laying habits - wanting to learn more. As far as the pecking, I wouldn't worry about it unless he has started eating them.

    You might want to give them cat food once in a while for extra protein. Or, you could scramble eggs for them.

  3. mario2girls

    mario2girls Songster

    Sep 5, 2007
    my old english lay as often as my stds do, daily,
    i havent had a roo pecking at the eggs, cant help you with that,,
    they love to go broody, on anyones i enjoy them,
  4. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    I raised OEG standards for years . When I lived on a farm we let them free range. They were great layers from March into November and laid pften. They were great brooders. We had them hatch out chicks in November.
    I now live on a small acreage and the OEG;s I have now are in pens. They lay well during the spring and summer but they don't go as broody as often in captivity.
    One reason I keep them is for brooders but they just aren't as broody in the pens as they are when they were free range. I don't know why.
    They hens are great mothers and are down right mean protecting their chicks. I have been hurt more by an OEG mother hens than eany rooster I ever owned.
    I have about 15 breeds of chickens now and I change my mind about what breeds I want all the time but I will always have a few OEG's around.
    Since cockfighting was banned in Oklahoma about five years ago, they are much harder to find.
    Some lines of the OEG"S go back over a hundred years.
    Just my take on this wonderful bird.
  5. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Songster

    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)
    i have oeg's
    and i think my hen in going broody. idk yet. i hope she can lay more =]

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