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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:37 am 
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Dapper Duck
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What age do SG Dorkings lay?
And what age will the roo crow?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:24 am 
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The roo crowed for 1st time today @ 10 weeks.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:42 pm 
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Being a heavy breed they will normally begin to lay at around 5-6 months old

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:27 pm 
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Thankyou!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm 
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My observations of my chicks
At 11 weeks roo crowed
At 12 weeks, when i go out they are roosting in trees.
Having to clip a chickens wings is both scary/easy and 100% effective.
That a breeder has sexed my 1 week old chicks wrong. Ive had them 4 weeks, making them 5 weeks. We have 3 roos and one female by my reckoning. Only that it was a breeder who sexed them its making me doubt gender evidence. Comb redder, black white feathers, no brown on chest. (SG Dorkings).
That im not a chicken cuddle person. But natter to them and watch them heaps. 1 female will come to me when i approach.
At 12 weeks the girls "clucked".
So far, so good.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:39 pm 
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Oh dear.......
I'm trying to find the bright side of having 3 boys and a girl......
......
You can have 3 breeding lines in turn.
:shock:

Boys can be very sociable as long as they are not competing for the girl. As they get a bit older, you might need to keep an eye on them with respect to their behavior towards each other, but more especially towards the girl......
Did you have some thoughts about what you might do now?


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