changing roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TomCircle, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. TomCircle

    TomCircle Hatching

    Aug 30, 2011
    McCune, Ks
    How long will it take after removing roosters from flock for the fertilized eggs held in the chicken to "wear out" before I can put in a new rooster for accurate blood line breeding? I have about 7 different roosters that will be taken to a local processor, but want to order the same breed roo as my new hens to breed that particular stock, to keep the breed self sustaining. Any thoughts?
    Thanks, Tom...
  2. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

    May 11, 2011
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    I believe the rule of thumbs is 30 days to be sure your hens are fertilized by a new roo and not the old.

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