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#111643 - 02/04/14 05:43 PM Bielefelder
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Feather

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 33
Loc: MD, Talbot
I have been reading lots of good things about this new breed being extra large egg layers in large numbers, and a good meat bird too. They are expensive to purchase and am wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with them? I am interested in egg production and want to know if they do lay on average 4 eggs a week for long day summer and what rate they lay in short day winter?? Any comments are very much appreciated. Thanks

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#111783 - 02/13/14 01:56 PM Re: Bielefelder [Re: C5]
Altair Offline
Bantam

Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 64
Loc: Vermont, USA
I am the owner of one pullet nicknamed "Big One" for good reason. She produces about 4 eggs a week, having started lay in December. I was surprised she started at around the 5th month of age despite being quite a large breed. She's docile, not above hopping on my thigh if I stoop down. I will keep you posted on her progress, we may eventually purchase a male for breeding purposes if she stays vigorous.

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#111830 - 02/17/14 01:52 PM Re: Bielefelder [Re: Altair]
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Feather

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 33
Loc: MD, Talbot
Thanks lot for the information. I purchased some eggs and am incubating them now. Good to know that they are good winter layers. Stay warm up there. Beautiful State.
Regards

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#112217 - 02/19/14 08:25 PM Re: Bielefelder [Re: C5]
Altair Offline
Bantam

Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 64
Loc: Vermont, USA
I think you'll be pleased with your selection. Husband and I are talking chicks and I do think more bielefelders are on the horizon, at least a few. The eggs she lays are a nice medium brown.

Good luck with those eggs!

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#112231 - 02/21/14 06:20 PM Re: Bielefelder [Re: Altair]
tt10 Offline
New Egg

Registered: 11/19/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Manitoba (MB)
I have them and they are the a really nice bird. Not laying yet but a nice bird

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#113265 - 10/24/14 11:16 AM Re: Bielefelder [Re: tt10]
C5 Offline
Feather

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 33
Loc: MD, Talbot
It has been some time since I posted my question on egg production and egg size. Just wondering what people that have these birds are experiencing?? My Barred Rocks are laying Jumbo eggs every other day that bottom out the egg scale and am wondering if the Bielefelder will do the same plus produce more meat. Any comments are very much appreciated.

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#113298 - 11/12/14 06:35 PM Re: Bielefelder [Re: C5]
Altair Offline
Bantam

Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 64
Loc: Vermont, USA
I will be raising more. I have a 1.5 year old hen and a 5-month old pullet who hasn't started laying yet. The hen is a very good layer, did not go broody and produced very large eggs. In about a year she laid 183, we've kept track because her eggs are distinguishable. Haven't eaten any birds.

She's a personable hen, gets on my back and lap despite her mass. The pullet is less so. Regardless, they're a breed I'd nominate.

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