chicken gestation period

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SportTees, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    I have had all my differnt breed chicken and roo's together. Now I want to separate some to get pure breed eggs to hatch. How long do they have to be away from the other roos before I get pure breed eggs??

  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Around 3-4 weeks.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    And if you've had two roos, does the 'seed' of the two mix?
  4. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    Quote:Good question- I didn't think of that
  5. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Quote:My guess is that the "normal" mating rules would apply here: The first sperm to get to the egg is the one that gets in! However, both could be present and in the race. So sequential eggs could have different Daddies. Does that make sense??


  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    You can have chicks from the same female laid in the same week from multiple males.
  7. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    Quote:That make sence because dogs are that way to- in a litter each pup can have a different daddy.

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