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Breeding chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cason, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    I couldn't find a breeding topic, so if this post should be moved, please.. do so!

    I have a Delaware rooster and a Delaware hen. However, I also plan to have a Light Brahma rooster in the hen coop (there are 19 hens)
    If I wanted to breed for pure Delawares, how long should I isolate that pair for "pure" egg gathering for my incubator?
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    approximately 3 - 4 weeks.
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I separate mine for a full month before collecting eggs to ensure they are fertile from the correct rooster.


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