Breeding question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by [email protected], Mar 31, 2009.

  1. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many hens can a rooster breed successfully in one day.

    and if I have more than one rooster and separate the hens to be bred from a certain rooster? How long should I wait to make sure the eggs is fertal from the rooster I wanted?

    Thanks, Randy
     
  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    A hen can remain fertile for up to 3 weeks after mating.

    I've heard of bantam roos covering a flock of 20 girls. But, I would say 10 or so would be my limit if you wanted to be sure.
     
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  3. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope I posted this in the right place [​IMG]

    How many hens can a rooster breed successfully in one day.

    Are only going to give him 1 day? I don't know how many he'll get to in 1 day. Might just breed the same hen several times. I have my GLW rooster with 22 hens and he keeps them about 80% fertility rate, but, he is with them 24/7.
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    and if I have more than one rooster and separate the hens to be bred from a certain rooster? How long should I wait to make sure the eggs is fertal from the rooster I wanted?

    Thanks, Randy

    I was told by others on here to wait three weeks, before collecting eggs to hatch, from the mating that I wanted to hatch chicks from. I also tried hatching out some after waiting only 10 days and it appears the chicks breed true to the breed I was after. Could be I got lucky.[​IMG]
     
  4. R@ndy

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    Thank ya'll for the information [​IMG]
     

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