Barred Rock Breeding Group

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Island Juli, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a rather large free-range flock, close to 200. I've gotten many requests for specific breed chicks so I'm starting to set up breeding pens.

    I've put the Barred Rock rooster in a 12 x 10 pen with 4 Barred Rock hens. My question is this, how long do I need to pull eggs before I can be sure to only get fertilized eggs from this rooster? I'm guessing two weeks, but want to make sure before I start setting any to hatch.

    Thanks for any input, I appreciate it!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    A hen can have fertilized eggs for three to four weeks after mating. I would give them a month to be safe, then take the hatching eggs.
     
  3. aart

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    Ditto Dat^^^
     
  4. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll be going a full month just to make sure. Thanks again!
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Any time! [​IMG]
     

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