breeding plans

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by scheelgrl, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. scheelgrl

    scheelgrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my limited space, i was wondering, os it possible to remove all but my breeding rooster from the flock for several weeks - other roos would be togwther in a bachelor pad, and then reintroduce everyone back into a main flock? or should i divide all into smaller breeding groups, and reintroduce all back together after i have the eggs i need?
     
  2. scheelgrl

    scheelgrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might add also that i have several small groups of purebred chickens in one large flock - 25 in all. They all get along well and i have one extra coop/run that could serve as a breeding coop. For instance, if i took out all but my cochin roo and collected eggs two weeks later, once i was done letting him fertilize all of my hens, could i put him in the bachelor pad and allow my polish roo tobe in with the hens, etc etc til i had the eggs i needed..... I need advice, as i am stumped on what to do :)
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's really going to depend on your set up and how you can seperate them. I don't see any problems with what you've said, if you can manage it. Everyone's set up is different, some keep each breed seperate, some do as you've said. Just keep in mind the 2-3 week "clearing" period to clear out the unwanted roo's sperm from the hen, then pull your eggs to incubate.
     

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