Shaver reds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by eldiablo, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. eldiablo

    eldiablo In the Brooder

    I recently purchased two beautiful shaver reds from a farmer at the swap meet. They are adults and I have yet to see any eggs. Is it becuase I haven't built them a coop yet or is it becuase I don't have a roo?
     
  2. tnokie

    tnokie In the Brooder

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    Neither ssshould make a difference,Proably just stressed from move or just not in condition. Where are you,never heard of shaver reds!
     
  3. eldiablo

    eldiablo In the Brooder

    I am guessing they are shaver reds. I found a picture online that looks like my girls. I did some research on shavrs and they are a branch of rir developed out of canada. They lay brown eggs and mine are so adorable. They follow me and eat out of my hands. I'm hooked for sure.
     
  4. pegbo

    pegbo Songster

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    Hi, Peg here. Those are definitely Shaver Reds. I have 6 hens and they are great layers. Give them a little time to adjust. My girls lay the largest medium brown egg of all my hens. They are very friendly and love being petted.
     
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    Are Shaver Reds the same as Red Sex Links?
    They are very pretty girls!
     
  6. pegbo

    pegbo Songster

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    Terry, no shaver reds have a very pretty mottling of cream on their feathers. Some are speckled and some have very large patches of cream on them.
     
  7. eldiablo

    eldiablo In the Brooder

    Yeah I love my girls. They are still a little scared of me but if I have food they love me. lately they have been doing this thing when I enter their run where they drop down and shake. It almost looks like they are having spasms. It only happens when I am in the run with them. Is this a tactic used to distracted from a nest?
     
  8. ella

    ella Songster

    They are becoming sexually mature and are submitting to you as the rooster :eek:. Which means you should see eggs pretty soon.[​IMG]
     
  9. eldiablo

    eldiablo In the Brooder

    seriously? cuz I was getting worried they might be coming down with something. This is my first time raising chickens. I do remember growing up with my moms cats when they were in heat they would makes funny noises when I spoke is that kind of the same thing?
     
  10. ella

    ella Songster

    Yup, it's perfectly normal. I have observed it helps them get accepted into a flock. When they are young they get chased away by all the bigger chickens, but as the become mature and the rooster (if there is one) starts mating with them he will begin to protect them and they move up the pecking order.
     

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