The Dilema...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tball, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. tball

    tball Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 packing peanuts that just reached 12 weeks....(8weeks to long) they are leghorns... [​IMG] I can definetly pick 4-5 GOTTA GO but i am thinking of keeping 1 , i only have 5 hens. I am taking out 3 tomorrow, and more a few days later, tring to figure out the best roo... i see a couple that dont seem to care about treats and when they free range he seems to hang closer to hens, other boys seem to just want to torcher girls. Does this mean the are caring or indifferent. He tries to get in front of them and throws one wing down and quivers...[​IMG] is this what they do? Then while we are free ranging, he goes in and gets in hen dox and chirps...whats up with that..[​IMG]
     
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    All roos a not the same some are nice others not so much
    He tries to get in front of them and throws one wing down and quivers... is this what they do? Yes he is trying to impress the hens
    Then while we are free ranging, he goes in and gets in hen box and chirps...whats up with that? My roo calls his ladies over to the nest boxes and talks to them I think he is telling them that this would be a good place to lay
     
  3. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you've got some leghorn hens, you should keep them - they're excellent layers, and nice hens. I love mine. And they don't go broody hardly ever, just keep making nice white eggs.
     
  4. tball

    tball Chillin' With My Peeps

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    accually my hens are production reds, any problem there? My DH said he heard fertalized eggs taste better, i was not going to have a roo, i dont know..... I thought it might be good , because i only let them out while i am cleaning ,( i do this every day) and i am back and fourth. S o maybe a vigilant capain would be good , but i want one that is a gentelman!
     

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