Changing my main roo.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rider357, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. rider357

    rider357 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2011
    Nokesville, Va
    I'm moving my main roo out of the coop/run and giving him to a friend. I hoping the second in command will step into the leadership role and give me some fresh DNA in the flock. [​IMG] My question is about how long do I wait to start collecting eggs for the bator and be relatively sure they are fertilized by the the new guy. I want to be sure most, if not all, of the old roo's DNA has been "flushed" out of the hens. My old roo was REALLY fertile. No matter what breed the hen was, every chick he sired looked just like him with the exception of some color variation. Thanks in advance for your help guys!!

  2. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    My Coop
    At least 3 wks, I'd wait 4 weeks if you want to be really sure.
  3. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    Yup, I think it was 3-4 wks before we lost the "bullseye" on our eggs after retiring our roo last year.

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