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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:46 pm 
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I am interested in getting my roo fit for mating and would like advice on diet, worming, etc to that end
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:51 pm 
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barrycon wrote:
I am interested in getting my roo fit for mating and would like advice on diet, worming, etc to that end
cheers
barrycon


I give my rooster half breederfeed and half wheat a month prior to penning them for mating plus Vitamin B12 complex. 2 weeks before I pen them I reduce the wheat to 25% of the ration .{ 75% breeders feed and 25% wheat .
I give all my breeders Vitamin B12 Complex for the full duration of breeding . helf the fetility and the over all helth of the embryos .


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:41 pm 
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Hi Jose
Thanks for that. I've now been feeding both rooster and hens on Laucke Champion Bird pellets, but no wheat. Frankly, they don't seem to like the Laucke; they normally get Barastoc layer pellets plus a scratch mix late after being let out for a few hours (we live on 5 acres).
I set 2 batches of eggs in early Sept, with poor hatch rates, plus a few splayed hip chickens - I understand they are the result of poor temp control. In fact in Sydney we did have a generally- colder early spring, which may be part of the problem.
Will set another batch in about a fortnight.
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