Breeding Question please help

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by broodyhen2, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. broodyhen2

    broodyhen2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbour has a RIR roo and I have an RIR hen I would like to breed them even though they are in different flocks
    Would the roo breed with the hen even though they are in different flocks
    Thanks
    Sorry if this thread is in wrong place
     
  2. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they would be breed together. The best thing to do what be to pen them together as althought he roo will want to tread the hen, she may be a little skeptical towards his advances
     
  3. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they should breed
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yes, a rooster will breed pretty much any hen.

    After a mating, the hen stores sperm internally up to two weeks. So, with one or two good matings, you should be able to pull the apart and collect eggs over the next week or so for incubation.
     
  5. broodyhen2

    broodyhen2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I'm gonna do it [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But you will need to leave them together for a while as she may allready be fertilised by another roo. They say a hen can store sperm for 21 days so i would put the two together for 4 weeks. Remember though, she can reject his sperm if she does not like him so they will need to get used to oneanother
     
  7. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Maybe put them in pens or cages next to each other for several days so they can get used to each other, then put them together.
    Give the rooster time to "court" her and show his gallantry.
    Best,
    Karen
     

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