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wyandotte chooks - not working

Postby gardenlen » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:51 am

g'day all,

need some serious help here, before they all go to the finger licking good stage

they make very good pets do little damage when out an about each arvo, easy to put away after, at times they put themselves away, we just close the gate.

all through the heat they went clucky at various time we put them in solitary for a few days they get over the mother instinct then they moult could have mad a couple pillows by now, they lost their tail feathers(moult) now growing back

they eat 2 cups of grain a day + kitchen scraps and protein(tinned fish and dog sausage)

been so long we only get 1 egg a day from 4 chooks, now this morning another has gone clucky the others go out in sympathy so no eggs for a bit now.

we are going to try and buy some heritage black australorps when we do will the wyandottes accept them or vica versa?

all help appreciated

len
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Re: wyandotte chooks - not working

Postby karyn » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:10 pm

They'll probably peck and squawk at each other and will establish a new pecking order and settle down. I don't rate Australorps much though, to be honest. I found they laid plenty of eggs, but for their size their eggs are disproportionately small. The birds do eat a lot, and they gallumph around and break eggs sometimes as well, as they're heavy. They're more table birds, to me. If you're only after eggs and not meat, something smaller like boring old ISA browns might be better. Having said that, they're lovely and glossy and have lovely fluffy bottoms!! :)
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Re: wyandotte chooks - not working

Postby gardenlen » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:24 am

thanks karyn,

when money becomes available we will look into it more closely

good rain last night

len
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Re: wyandotte chooks - not working

Postby gardenlen » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:19 am

g'day karyn,

the browns are only for eggs you say, then can you suggest a good egg laying bird that has table qualities, we had brown/red lohmans that are only good for egg production, plus they come with clipped beaks, so we didn't want to go that way again.

we haven't for weeks now and one bird persists in going clucky

ta

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