Breeding chickens that came from same hatchery?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Spitman, May 21, 2010.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 3 hens and 1 roo from a local feed store chicks came from local hatchery, ? can i breed them, 4 of 50 they all cant be brother and sister right. total nebie give advice please. thanks
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I think it would be fine. I'm not an expert but I seriously doubt you'll see inbreeding related problems very quickly. [​IMG]
     
  3. lilray

    lilray Out Of The Brooder

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    You would find out real soon. They usually die in 4-6 weeks.
     
  4. clothdiaperingmom

    clothdiaperingmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had wondered the same thing. 1 of my RIR's (from feed storeJackson Bro's hatchery) turned out to be a roo. Hes a calm fellow so figured I would keep him. But was worried if he mated with the RIR girl.
    I had been planning on moving him with the BR girls (1 from ideal poultry and 2 from JB hatchery) because they arent related...and hey, could get sex links.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    When you think of the hundreds of thousands of chicks that hatcheries produce, the chances of any 4 chicks being related is absolutely minimal. Even if they happened to be related, inbreeding in poultry is not a problem.
     
  6. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks that helps.
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:BINGO!
     

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