Why dont my chickens breed

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by chickenman18, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. chickenman18

    chickenman18 New Member

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    Can any one tell me a way of getting my birds to breed
     
  2. chickenman18

    chickenman18 New Member

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    They are sablepoots
     

  3. TheGarryFarm

    TheGarryFarm New Member

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    They may be too young or it may be off season for mating. Not all poultry mates year round - geese and turkeys and guineas are seasonal breeders. Hope this helps!
     
  4. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Just let nature take its own course. Plus the whole deed takes just a few seconds, they may be mating and you just not see them. Or they may not be old enough.

    Also, I've removed your other post as it is a duplicate.
     
  5. Roslyn

    Roslyn A Round American Woman

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    Mine breed in front of everyone!! I looked out the front window because a car was stopped in front of the house. The whole family had their faces pressed up against the windows watching my Cocky Rocky, well, um, you know. I don't know if they were horrified or fascinated!!!

    I also met my UPS guy in the driveway with my package and a hen followed me down and was inspecting his feet when Big Red came out of nowhere, and, well, you know. He looked at me and said "Is that what I think it is?" I said, "Yup, we have a full on Rated R yard and garden!!" He laughed and said "I always wondered "How" it happened!!"

    Yup, when Mother Nature kicks in, there isn't anything that will stand in her way.
     
  6. berniceannab

    berniceannab New Member

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    lol - i dont have any prob getting mine to "get with it" either. My roo takes on all 3 of his favs first thing in the morning as soon as i let them out of the barn. The early bird gets more than the worm around here.

    oh - AND my roo eats my laying mash too.... according to my Momma, laying mash is to roos what viagra is to men! LOL
     
  7. madman

    madman New Member

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    Do you feed it to them dry or mashed
     
  8. berniceannab

    berniceannab New Member

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    I buy laying mash from a local Amish man who grinds it. You can buy it at Tractor Supply- They call in Layenna (not sure on spelling) and you can get it in Crumbles. If you have a grain mill or a feed mill near by, they can sell it to you as well, they call it "laying mash". Laying mash if ground resembles ground corn.
     
  9. BuckeyeChickens

    BuckeyeChickens New Member

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    play some Barry White....