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breeding two hens with one rooster question ..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jack123, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. jack123

    jack123 In the Brooder

    Nov 15, 2007
    i got two hens and one rooster that are gamefowls .. what are the best possible way to breed them .. seprate both hens in there own pen or have them both stay with the rooster .. which is more sucessful?

    and if you separate the hen .. how long should you leave a rooster with the hen ? how many days ?

    if you have both hen stay with the rooster... should you make the nest boxes far from one another or can they be close .. ? any helpful info would be great .. thanks
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Jack....welcome to BYC. A few questions...first of all...do the hens fight each other!? If they have been together before..then I say, just throw the rooster in with them, and they will only need one nest box. Typically, 3 hens to one nest...altho I do have a few more nest boxes than that in my coops.
    If your hens have never been together....you might have to watch for pecking....most of the time it wont be bad, just to get the "pecking order" in place.

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