what will i get?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bluefeather2697, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi BYCers', my friend gave a a lemon hatch pullet, which happens to be a cockfighting breed, but their egglaying performance is not said to be poor, she's quite skinny at about 20 weeks and very active, aggressive and quick. i do not expect her to be a superb layer but will i be satisfied by her performance? 1 egg every 2 days is alright to me. but i dont know if game hens lay big eggs.

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  2. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking and not finding a lot of information on the quantity of eggs they will produce. Pretty birds though.
    Just not a lot of information on the breed and I am not familiar with them.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Generally not prolific layers - they are more inclined to lay a clutch of eggs and then go broody - as many as 3 or 4 times/season. One thing guaranteed, she will be an excellent setter and very protective mother.
     
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Each hen is different, and that includes game breeds as well. She might not get over 5-6lbs. Typically a seasonal layer. From my experience, some hens lay 4 eggs a week and others 6-7 week. Yes, they tend to lay around 12 eggs and go broody, but some go broody on less or more eggs. To try to prevent a broody, pick up eggs daily. Sometimes a hen will go broody without any eggs. Nov.-July you should expect the eggs. Some lay in a shorter range, but tend to lay more. Egg size.....ranges, but tend to be around the size of medium store bought eggs. Color should be tinted, cream, or white. Even in game breeds, not all hens are good mothers or will go broody, but majority are and do. Do make sure if she goes broody (and if you want chicks) to separate her from other chickens, isolating her where see can't see the other birds has the best outcome.
     

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