changing roosters

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tn.lou, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. tn.lou

    tn.lou In the Brooder

    May 18, 2008
    I have buff orphington and white leghorn hens with a bo rooster.If i change to a leghorn rooster how long do i have to wait to get pure leghorn chicks.I read that a hen could stay fertile for up to 12 days after a rooster is removed.So does it take that long after i change roosters.
  2. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Correction...hens can be fertile for 21 days or more. 30 days is the general rule of thumb. Others say 14.

    30 days is my minimum for it.
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    a longgggg time,,, you cant get a pure leghorn mixing it with a BO. it has to be breed with another pure leghorn,,, or you need a few generations of crossbreeding to get the BO outta there.
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    if you breed your leghorn roo with the leghorn hens,,, then its something like 27 hours that the other roo will "get outta there" lol [​IMG]
  5. yoker

    yoker Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    They can stay fertile for a long time.
    But If you put a new Rooster in then in about 3 weeks you get pure.

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