yes whitmore is the tops but like you i went to what i could afford chicken scratch poultry and ranchers.out of the 25 i had 15 where roos.traded a few and sold couple.
have 1 rooster and 4 hens.they are free ranging at the moment but this weekend we are setting up the automatic waterers so they will be enclosed.
how long once confind with just the wellie rooster will the eggs be oure?
i was thinking 3 weeks would be goood
Sperm can remain viable in the hen for 4-5 weeks. If you are wanting a 100% pure for sure egg you should wait that long. Ask me how I know... I had a rooster in with my hens and had him removed for four weeks. Incubated all the eggs and voila... some were STILL his babies! I think the normal recommended time is 4 weeks.