By far, the best overall predictor of fertility is mouth to mouth feeding. The act of feeding brings on breeding hormones.
This Border pair is an older yellow cinnamon variegated hen with a young buff variegated cock. Wanting the cock to feed the hen I made up some special softfood.
I cooked two cups quinoa and also added hot water to two cups cous cous in a bowl which had olive oil and poppy seeds added. In another bowl I put one package CeDe nestling food plus one tablespoon AA Miracle vitamins and added two cups water and fluffed that with a fork. When the quinoa and cous cous were cool I added them to the CeDe nestling food. Higher oil and high carbohydrate encourage breeding.
Oh but it were that simple Linda!! I must disagree, in my experience cocks feeding hens has no correlation to fertility...at all. An encouraging sign yes, but no cigar!!
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