Rhode Island Red Thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by billyb, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. kra0974

    kra0974 New Egg

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    I would cull them unless they are pets.
     
  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you saying you would cull any rose comb RIR, unless it was a pet? M friends have Show stock and show them
     
  3. kra0974

    kra0974 New Egg

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    No sorry I thought I was replying to someone who wàs having a laying problem. I have been looking for rose comb RIR.
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    O I see now, I was just a little confused.
     
  5. chickenwisper44

    chickenwisper44 Out Of The Brooder

    You need to put them back into a pen for at least 6 weeks. Then you can let them out about a hour before dark -- do this for a month because they will come back to their coop at dusk. After about another month increase their time to 2 hours for 2 weeks, then to 3 hrs again in 2 weeks. After that you should only let them out if they have all laid their eggs. Some times a hen will miss a day here and there. They do not always lay everyday. I hope this helps you.
     
  6. Orp lover

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    I just got a RiR 2 days ago. We already have 2 BO's and we are not sure if they can be together yet. The RiR is 3 months old. the 2 BO's are 8 months old. right now they are separated but are able to see each other. we hope they will grow to know each other before we put them in. [​IMG]
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    You should quarientine (sp) them for a month. Otherwise you pose risk to your previous flock of disease.
     
  8. Orp lover

    Orp lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks. [​IMG]
     
  9. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are several people on here that have RC's. I have a breeding pair and some of their eggs in the incubator. I am going to be spending this year increasing my RC flock.

    Penny
     
  10. RedNewcomer

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    I need some help BYC members. I have three of what I believe to be production reds, laying great at the time. I would love to have a few heritage Rhode Island reds to add to the flock. What is your suggestions and opinions.
     

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