Chicken sex Ed type question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by guinea fowl galore, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    Ok. So if you have two roosters, rooster 1 and rooster 2, And a hen.
    The hen is in with rooster 1, then by herself for 4-5 days, then put in with rooster 2. Will the chicks be from rooster 1 or 2? I would think #2 because the sperm should be fresher. Or is it a mix then of #1 and #2s sperm so then its a lucky dip for who gets to father the chick?
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  2. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that you should wait ten days to be sure. If I want to breed my pure breds, I plan on separating them from the roosters for 10 days and then putting them in the breeding pen with the same breed.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sure the odds favor roo #2 because the live count ought to be much higher for his fresher donation but roo #1 still has a shot.
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I'm pretty sure they both have a shot at it.
     
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