Breeding chickens after they have been free ranged

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by agilman, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. agilman

    agilman Out Of The Brooder

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    I habe a question i have a flock of 60 or so chickens. A mix of hens and roos of different varieties. Well i want to breed specific breeds now. For examples i have speckeled roo and hen pairs, and polish pairs. So they have been free range and many different types of roos have breed with all of the females. Today i put the pairs i want to have pure breeds from into separate pens. How long until i know they are mating pure pairs? Lile today they could have mated with a different breed. But now they are separated so they will only be mating thier same kind. Will the other mating matter tomorrow? Do i need to wait a few days before starting to collect eggs?

    Sorry hope this is not super confusing. I appreciate any help!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    At least 3 weeks to be sure.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I see that you have posted on the New member introductions before. It may be more appropriate to post on the forum most relevant to your question in the future - that way, you have a greater chance of receiving the best advice. Having said that, you have a great response from PD-Riverman, so all is well.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
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  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    sometimes the way BYC operates...(has different threads/where to post etc..) can be confusing for newbies...
    I was sure confused back then.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It can indeed be confusing. I was merely trying to give the OP the optimal chance of getting the best advice in the future [​IMG]
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, agilman, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Hope you got your breeding questions answered - and thanks for joining BYC!!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've heard to wait 3 weeks but, to be safe, I would suggest waiting four and make sure no other roos can fly into your breeding pens
     
  9. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    This topic came up not long ago on another thread I subscribe to...the consensus was to wait 30 days.

    Good luck with your breeding plans!
     
  10. agilman

    agilman Out Of The Brooder

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    When I am on my phone, I can't start a new thread anywhere else for some reason
     

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