Yet another roo question!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bec, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Ok...so I was reading the thread below about picking a roo that isn't too big for your hens (standards included). Is a Cochin roo too big for Orpington girls??
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Orpingtons are a full bodied chicken. They should be fine. Can I ask why not an orpington roo if you have orpington layers?
     
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Sure! I won't be incubating any eggs for babies or letting the girls hatch any, so I wanted to pick a roo that was different in color. That's all!! I have 7 Buff Orps and just wanted something a little different.
     
  4. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone tell me or point me in the right direction for trimming spurs? John
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you do a search there are several discussion of it here.

    Some use a hot potato to loosen the outer hard 'nail' and then twist them off with a plier. You have to be careful and have some stop bleed (OR FLOUR OR CORNSTARCH) on hand because sometimes you can cause a real gusher when you take the spurs off. Just remember when you take them off, they do grow back -just like your fingernails.
     
  6. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for getting back to me. I did quite a few searches on google using different terms and bingo I found a whole page full. Thanks again. John
     
  7. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Ok, Back to roos and size issues....
    I placed an order at the local feed store for a partridge cochin roo. They wont place the order until March, so it will be a little bit before I get him. I just want to make sure that he is good size for them and has a good temperment.

    Do you think this is a good choice? I have 7 orp hens, 2 children and dogs. Do you think that breed will do well personality wise?
     

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