breeding my rooster with a friends hen

mamabirdwomen

Hatching
Jan 30, 2008
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Roanoke,Va
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.
Thanks
 

tiffanyh

Songster
Apr 8, 2007
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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?
 

bigzio

Crowing
Jan 20, 2007
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Wisconsin
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
 
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