Breeding Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lacrystol, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I have all my chickens together, I was wondering if I take all my silkies and separate them from the bantam's rooster/hens. How long will it take for them to breed with one another and know for sure that the eggs I collect will be for that particular breed, how long will I know that this egg is a silkies egg and that egg is a bantam egg? Instead of now, where when i find an egg, I have no clue if it came from a silkie or a bantam.
     
  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I think hens can store sperm for 2 weeks, so I would wait 3 weeks to be on the safe side
     
  3. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    I waited a full 3 weeks last spring - the first egg collected and hatched was a mix. This spring, I'm giving them 4 weeks - better safe than sorry.
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    wow 4 weeks, Girls RULE.. ha ha ha..
     

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