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Best informative site for artificial insemination?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wolf-Kim, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please post any recommendations on a website that instructs newcomers to the process of artificially inseminating chickens.

    I am redesigning my system of management. I have one large coop, several large cages, and a small coup. Yet I have Marans, Dorkings, and Javas. I have a couple Giant roos roaming the yard.

    I have a single injured Java roo(dislocated his wing at a young age and previous owner didn't notice until it was too stunted to do anything), my main roo was killed. I have two Dorking roos, two Marans roos, and then the two free-ranging roosters.

    What I am thinking of doing is, placing all the hens in the large coop, where they have plenty of room to do their thing and plenty of nest boxes. While the roosters, I can distribute through the small coop and large cages and tether them in the yard for exercise and sun.

    -Kim
     
  2. zbit

    zbit Out Of The Brooder

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    You tube video of current method to collect from male


    PouletsDeCajun started a thread and within it are instructions to collect from the male and insert collection to the female
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=95681&p=1

    Some information regarding AI
    http://www.bernalpublishing.com/poultry/essays/essay14.shtml

    another bit of information
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/205700.htm

    I think the above is mostly geared toward same day transfer however I do see some reference to storage of samples if needed in the last 2 articles.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009

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