New Roo

chicken_ingenue(7)February 9, 2008

I am so excited. I have been looking for and finally found a beautful full blooded aracuna. I know I spelled that wrong, sorry. When I say he is a beauty I am not exaggerating one little bit. Some of my girls have never been around a roo. and the others its been at least two years. you should have seen them preening their feathers. It was just shameful! hee hee I can't wait for them to sit some eggs and get little chicks. I only have one or two girls laying right now. When should I have them start to sit the eggs do you all think.

CI

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sullicorbitt(z5 MA)

CI, I am toying w/the same idea, when to load my incubator. As far as letting a hen set on them, that is another story. Unless you currently have a broody???? you need to wait for one to go broody or get an incubator. You can't make a hen sit on eggs.

I'm very excited for you to have such a handsome roo, I'd love to see some pictures of him????

-Sheila

    Bookmark   February 10, 2008 at 10:35AM
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chicken_ingenue(7)

Here's a pic of my new boy. He is a real beauty!

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CI

    Bookmark   February 16, 2008 at 6:42PM
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sullicorbitt(z5 MA)

Ci, he is absolutely stunning! what a very handsome boy :)

-Sheila

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 9:10AM
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chicken_ingenue(7)

Thanks sheila, I didn't know if I did the pix so you could see it. but didn't have time to fool with it anymore.

I swear i think he was posing for that pix
CI

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 6:15PM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

roo

Roo2

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 7:38PM
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chicken_ingenue(7)

Thanks bredan. Appreciate the help with the pix.

CI

    Bookmark   February 18, 2008 at 5:10PM
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billc-2007

That rooster looks like he will protect the hens from any varments. When I was younger, it seemed that if we left the eggs in the nest it would cause the hens to go broody when they had about 8 ot 10 eggs, but if you collect them each day, it seemed to keep their minds off nesting. You might try that after you rooster is in with the hens for a week just to make sure none of those eggs would be infertile at the beggining. Bill C

    Bookmark   February 19, 2008 at 12:25AM
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chicken_ingenue(7)

At first we didn't think he was performing his husbandly duties. Then we realized that he was just such a gentlemen with them, that they didn't hollar. L

Thanks for the advice

CI

    Bookmark   February 19, 2008 at 6:03PM
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