breeding my rooster with a friends hen

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mamabirdwomen, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. mamabirdwomen

    mamabirdwomen New Egg

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    Is it healthy to let my rooster breed with my friends hen? She wants to bring her hen to my coop and try to fertilize her chicken. I have 22 other hens and 1 other rooster and I am concerned about disease and the upset of my flock in general. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I think your right to be a bit worried. Also, whose to say that the roo will prefer this hen and then, it will only lay one egg a day to collect. Could she just hatch some of your eggs?
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    This would be ok if you had a seperate breeding pen and knew for sure that her hen is totally healthy. There is know way I would allow the strange hen to upset the flock and cause trouble in the hen house.
    Sometimes it just isn't a good option.

    bigzio
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I wouldn't do it, the risk is too high.

    Jean
     

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