Artificial Insemination

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wolf-Kim, May 29, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, who here uses A.I. and why?

    Does it help keep your birds in show condition, while still being able to breed them?

    I do know that certain loose-feathered breeds(such as Cochins) it is used to avoid shaving while still keeping fertility up.

    I have tried looking it up on the internet how, but it seems so complicated that I do not see many people doing it "by the book" at home. Plus, I do not see me convincing Adam to hold the bird while I "milk" it(and I definately could not convince him to do the milking. LOL)

    I do not know if we would be able to explain the procedure on here, but I would like to know who I should PM.

    The reason I ask is because I have a hen I want to include into a breeding project, but the project cockerel is a huge push-over. Everytime I try to introduce him to her, I find him huddled in the corner while she rules the cage. LOL. She must have some testosterone issues, she even has spurs. LOL

    -Kim
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2008
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Diana [​IMG]
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very helpful, thank you!

    -Kim
     
  5. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take the hen to the Roo she's on his turf then. This works sometimes.
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I read about it in my Storey's guide and I was like OMG!
     
  7. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fascinating, I did not know that this was done.

    My wife has experience with this with both cows and pigs, but I did not know that they did this with chickens.
     

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