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The Breeding Thread

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken19, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. chicken19

    chicken19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the breeding thread![​IMG]
    Ask any questions about breeding please!
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    A good topic is rooster/hen ratio!
    I'd like some BYC people to answer questions here.
    My question:
    I have a hen who is the roo's favourite. She was getting her feathers pulled and ripped when the rooster jumped her.
    I put a hen jersey made out of fabric on her to prevent her back feather from getting torn. I take it off at night so she can fluff up her feathers to keep warm. Is this a good idea?
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only possible problem is the weave. Is the weave of the fabric tight enough so the rooster won't get his toes caught in it? Other than that, if it works it's a good idea. Something similar is done with the larger breeds of turkeys.
     
  3. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This question is for those with serama. What's the best number of eggs to put under a serama broody? My avatar hen just started to brood and has seven eggs (her own). It seems a bit many because of her small size and the eggs not being much smaller than her bigger sisters.
    Though, when I look, all the eggs seem to be covered, but with that long, curled feathering it's hard to be sure.
     
  4. chicken19

    chicken19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The weave is very tight!
    Thank you so much nchls school![​IMG]
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    As many as she can cover would be my answer :)

    If she's covering them, she's keeping them warm.
     
  6. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I checked her tonight one egg was cool. I removed it and left her with six that were all nice and warm. Thank you for your response.
     
  7. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome. Hope it works well.
     

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