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Hen-Gen
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eBay eggs

Post by Hen-Gen » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:52 am

Ive used eBay over the years with varying degrees of success. No complaints though because I know that the vagaries of the postal system can have deleterious effects on hatchability. However it is quite common for vendors to say, for example, that they run two cocks with ten hens. It has been my experience that doing such a thing results in a blood bath even if the cocks are brothers. In fact I once had three Leghorn cockerels with no hens who decided to rip into each other when only seventeen weeks old.
How do people manage to ensure peace in such situations?
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Re: eBay eggs

Post by Marigold » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:19 am

Hi Hen-Gen, interesting question. I've moved it into everything Else About Chickens section, and look forward to some replies.
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Re: eBay eggs

Post by MrsBiscuit » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:40 pm

I have never run more than one cock with any number of hens. Asking for trouble in my opinion :-)11 I would divvy up the hens so each cockeral had his own harem, and then site them out of sight of each other! Although I have had a pen of adolescent males growing up together with no bother, up to around 20 weeks, even with their sister in with them. Perhaps that was luck and/or the fact they were a particularly dopey/docile and late maturing breed and group.

And also, personally I would want to know who sired what, to look out for problems or good traits.
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