Breeding Calendar?

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

  1. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

    Aug 30, 2009
    My Coop
    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 Songster

    Dec 7, 2009
    Gaston, OR
    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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