I have a couple questions about something I am tempted to try.
Instead of keeping a rooster in a breeding pen full time, Is it possible to put the rooster in the pen once every week or two and still have viable eggs? I know a mating lasts about 3 weeks, my concern is will it stress the hens too much? Would the rooster do his job on demand like that?
Most of my roosters are like a teenager and always wanting to do it.
Can I do this with turkeys too?
The biggest draw back would be the free ranging layer flock of hens would have to put up with too many roosters, unless I make a rooster pen.