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Breeding Hens and roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Coreenelane, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Coreenelane

    Coreenelane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need to know, after a rooster breeds with a hen how long will the sperm remain in the hen? I want to separate my breeds and be able to incubate true breed eggs. Example: Partridge cochin hen to partrige cochin rooster. I am going to have a lot of Hines 57 varities in the incubator right now and need to chang things in order to sell chickens.
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sperm can remain in the hen as long as a month.
     
  3. Coreenelane

    Coreenelane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for such a quick reply. Guess I better get them separated this weekend so I can collect eggs next month to incubate for our county fair. Kids have to have animals by June 1st.
     

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