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Old 29-01-2009, 05:22 PM
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If you want to get into breeding it wont get much easier than Harris (the very low price they are fetching should tell you something!) I always put the male in first to establish himself and then put the female in about a week later. Best advise is make sure you can place your youngsters as its becoming harder and harder with Harris. As a commercial breeder let me tell you at the price they are being sold for now, even if you don't cost your time and the price of the pens, you will be lucky to break even money wise.
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As the last poster says make sure you have buyers before you start breeding. As far as breeding them, they breed like chickens so you have no worries. A few years back I had a male and a female in the same chamber over 12 months and i had nmo intention of breeding them and they had 4 clutches. about 3 days after the first clutch hatched she was sitting on new eggs. So dont worry about getting them to breed cus they will as long as they are sexually mature. Its selling them to make a profit is the hard bit.
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A few years back I had a male and a female in the same chamber over 12 months and i had nmo intention of breeding them and they had 4 clutches. about 3 days after the first clutch hatched she was sitting on new eggs.
Are you saying she recycled whilst incubating?
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I actually think it is a easy as it sounds however the problems start when things go wrong, you may need incubators, you may need to hand feed for a while etc etc. I found it extremely stressful and certainly not worth the effort from a financial viewpoint.
The eggs I ran in the incubator and hatched off for you John I found fun, the hand feeding and such also fun... almost shed a tear when you came and collected the little downy chicks to put back under the parents
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