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    hi,
    we have a mixed flock of free-range hens consisting Rhode-island red, a light sussex, 3 warrens, 4 salmon favourelles, a wellesummer, a rhode-rock, 2 cream legbars, 3 lemon sablepoots, a bluebell and a wyandot.
    thing is, our Rhode-island has almost stopped laying but has decided to start treading the rest of the flock! is this normal?

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    Last edited by nat110732; 15-09-2011 at 10:09 PM. Reason: grammer
    We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are.

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    from experiance its time to keep her as a pet,or feed her to youre family,but if youre not a commercial farmer and its youre small holding keep her as a pet,or it could be a fox distressing youre flock are the other birds behaviour out of character or is it just youre rhode hen,foxes are easy enough to deal with nat,but its important if it is a fox you dispatch them because they will come back time and time again,and a fox attack is not a pleasent sight to see.im an animal lover myself but sometimes you do have to make hard choices,a cock will put up a fight even against a bigger animal like a fox,but a hen wont
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    lifes good ,but even sweeter under the stars

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    Rhode Island reds are supposed to be one of the best layers, I've had 2 both were crap and both ended in the pot..my mate has one, it's a crap layer too but he keeps it as a pet, have no idea why she's treading the others!!

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    what is treading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by comanighttrain View Post
    what is treading?
    Haha I knew if I left it long enough someone else would ask...

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    Erm...treading is what a cockeral would do to a hen to 'fertlize' her eggs.
    The Rhodey was a good layer but we are not sure how old she is! Its funny that theres only one syllabul difference between 'pet' and 'pot'...
    We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat110732 View Post
    Erm...treading is what a cockeral would do to a hen to 'fertlize' her eggs.
    The Rhodey was a good layer but we are not sure how old she is! Its funny that theres only one syllabul difference between 'pet' and 'pot'...
    Yep and either way they're a worthwhile bird!!

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    wait wut? the female is mounting other females?

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    Quote Originally Posted by comanighttrain View Post
    wait wut? the female is mounting other females?
    Yup,
    She is nearing the end of her egg producing life-cycle and think she is going through some sort of hormone thang

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