Can someone please tell me how to AI

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blueoval1, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some silkies and will be getting some bantam cochins with lots of fluff. Can someone please tell me how to AI. PM if you like.
    Thanks
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I have a thread somewhere with detailed instructions. i'll have to find it.

    You can always just trim the fluff and let them breed naturally, which is a better choice anyway...
     
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  4. pocopoyo

    pocopoyo Out Of The Brooder

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    There is a good AI instructional video on YouTube.

     
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  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Thats a good video. I find it easier to have someone hold a spoon, or test tube to catch the semen, and then suck it out of there instead of directly from the bird.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I know I should be adult about this but glad you're not doing this in your kitchen! I'd HATE for someone to pick up a random spoon....LOL

    I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I do the same thing but with a test tube! LOL!

    Ok, I'll go back to bed now.
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

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  8. sebright guy

    sebright guy Out Of The Brooder

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    a spoon would almost work just as good as a test tube. i never thought of that. i hear some guys even just use there finger to carry the semen. the hen doesnt need muc to be fertile!
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I know a guy that uses his finger. It's amazing how little it takes...
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    But the more semen you put into her, the "hopefully" longer she'll stay fertile if something were to happen to that male.
     

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