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by pullum
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Breeds, Breeding and Breeders
Topic: How long can you interbreed?
Replies: 2
Views: 787

How long can you interbreed?

Hi, I'm wondering how long you can interbreed within your flock. We have kept two roosters, an Australorp and a Barred Rock, who are the 2nd generation. Can we breed with them or is it best to get a new blood line in? If so, perhaps we could swap our roosters with someone? We are based in Hokitika.
by pullum
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Hatching & Raising
Topic: Deformed chick feet
Replies: 1
Views: 3824

Deformed chick feet

We've just had 10 Barred Rock chicks hatch in our incubator and 4 of them have deformed feet. Instead of toes pointing straight and spread-out they have either the toes curling inward or the whole foot curling inward. One of them is managing (toes curled inwards) but they other three (with entire fo...
by pullum
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Birds of a feather!
Replies: 1
Views: 5887

Birds of a feather!

Ho Folks, I am a new member just moved from the city and bought some land on the West Coast. Whew! I am now looking to use poultry to get some cash flow and start my Permaculture lifestyle block. I am using a portable chicken tractor system. I have 14 Shavers of variable age at the moment ( readily ...