Breeding Calendar?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Coopa Cabana, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    Does anyone have a breeding calendar or schedule that they use for spring breeding? I only have a small BYC "community" flock, but I will be pulling out a couple of pairs/trios for breeding. When is the best time to start? Do I pull the hens out first to make sure they are clear, or pull the roos first? Once pulled from the main flock, how long before I put them together? I know its early, but I want to make sure everything is ready to go - both me and the birds!! Any advice/help will be greatly appreciated! Thanx! PS - regarding climate and birds, I'm in Denver, and the birds are Bantam Cochins and Silkies.
     
  2. MelissaA

    MelissaA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you get an answer for this? I am thinking 3 to 4 wks prior pull the hen out because they can stay fertile from other roos for up to 3 wks.
     

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