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by mightymohan
Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Meat Chickens
Replies: 17
Views: 3082

Re: Meat Chickens

favs and lS X IG should be big enough at about 26 weeks, they will never get to the stage where they go off their legs but if you leave them too long the flavour will get a bit too strong in the males. i would imagine finding indian game cock and LS hens would be the easiest option. you could also c...
by mightymohan
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Meat Chickens
Replies: 17
Views: 3082

Re: Meat Chickens

orpingtons are all feather. not a good meat bird. Ixworths are excellent meat bird and reasonable layers if you can find good ones. Faverolles are indeed an excellent dual purpose bird and the cockerels are huge. Indian game cock crossed with light sussex hens make a good table bird, again it depend...
by mightymohan
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: barnvelder
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: barnvelder

pure breeds dont always start to lay as early as hybrids. do they look like they are ready to lay? combs going red etc?
by mightymohan
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Will cockerels necessarily fight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: Will cockerels necessarily fight?

if the young one is going to be bigger than the older one he will eventually want to take his place as top dog so there will be a fight, the top cockerel will chase the other one around and constantly want to assert his dominance. if they have alot of space to keep away from each other they wil be o...
by mightymohan
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Sissy Cockerel, also some new ex batts
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: Sissy Cockerel, also some new ex batts

you dont mention the breed of cockerel? is he bigger than the hens? how old is he? if he is not fully mature the hens will dominate him. if you are not planning on breeding until next year there is no rush, let him beef up and grow 'some'! ;)
by mightymohan
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Pros and cons of having a rooster?!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 2675

Re: Pros and cons of having a rooster?!?!

i think the cockerels are the best bit about chicken keeping. watching them and the hens interact is really fascinating. i would always advise to get cockerels of the same breed as the hens or at the very least a similar size breed.
by mightymohan
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: sexing my brahmas
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: sexing my brahmas

would say more hens than cockerels. cant work out if there are 9 pics there though. i would say the ones with big wide flat combs are male but not sure if thats a normal on a brahma or not? would of thought they should just be the same as the others but just differing in size for different sexes. i ...
by mightymohan
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: What breed is my Rooster?
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: What breed is my Rooster?

because of the barring i would suggest some maran in his background. but without knowing what his breeding is its just guesswork. just accept that he is a prety crossbreed.
by mightymohan
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Cockerel making funny noises
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Cockerel making funny noises

sounds normal to me!
by mightymohan
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: when do you wean chicks?
Replies: 16
Views: 3621

Re: when do you wean chicks?

i dont let any youngetrs roost until they are at least 5 months old as then can get a crooked breast bone. but yes remove hen and chicks will be fine .

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