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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:48 am 
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Daawl wrote:
I have considered that option but I'm under the false impression that this is going to be a one time thing.


:laughing :laughing At least you are aware that hatching is addictive!

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Silkies make good regular broodies and at least limit the number of eggs that you can set to about 6 - each time :bigrin


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I wish I had a Silkie atm for that very reason, but alas I don't.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:12 pm 
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I've got 8 broody silkies at the moment! They are driving me crazy lol (and I don't want to hatch any eggs right now!)

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It's always the way isn't it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:59 am 
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Hi all can i ask what is a rooster box or a sin bin, I have just got some new chooks one of these is a rooster, I think he has just discovered he is a rooster too. He is about 8 months old approx and runs around like a madman trying to mount the older hens. Is he old enough to fertilise an egg. help here please would be appreciated


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Hi dizzy di and congrats on your new chooks.
What breed/s do you have?

Yes, your rooster is definitely old enough to be productive :laughing

A sin bin is used to 'break a broodie" ie stop her hormonal need to hatch eggs.
A rooster box is used to quieten/prevent a rooster from crowing at uncivilised hours and waking the neighbourhood. Here are a couple of links

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8022687&hilit=rooster+night+box&start=0

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8038886&p=817324&hilit=rooster+night+box#p817324


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:22 am 
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Thanks for the reply Old mother Goose, I have 3 wyandottes, 1 leghorn, 6 Auracanas, 1 austalorp and a speckeld bantam not sure if she has a breed. My rooster has to go to a new home as my neighbours, although reassuring me they are happy, have complained to the local council about him. I need acreage I think.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:39 pm 
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hi Gavin
don't trust the leggies to sit full term. like my ancona's they start out full of attitude but are just as likely to give up after a couple of weeks or toss the eggs out
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