chicken stud service?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninny, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    hmm could you do chicken stud service like you do with horses and dogs?
     
  2. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    I'd think the hard thing would be to stop the roosters from doing it...

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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  3. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    Hey that would be a great thing! But wouldn't you pssoibly pass on other ucky fowl diseases?
     
  4. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I think that could get pricey. Frozen straws from roosters would need to be extracted and frozen properly, probably by a vet then the hens would have to be inseminated by a vet I would assume? Interesting thought though.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If your "renting out roosters" so to say... well that's one good way to pass diseases and stuff all over different flocks. If just doing sperm, I guess, but probably costs more than it's worth.
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    You can't freeze poultry sperm.

    Turkey farms must AI their birds for this reason. The sperm is taken from the toms, then IMMEDIATELY put into the females. Within 4 hours at MOST.
     
  7. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    Quote:Dang!!!!
    that would have been a interesting project plus i like roosters better then hens so that would have been my reason to have lots.

    now i need another
     
  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Learn something new everyday! [​IMG]
     
  9. balticbabe

    balticbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    King County, WA
    Are chickens really that sickly? I'd like to get my next batch of chicks the natural way by renting a roo. Of course I don't want sick hens either. I don't understand why chickens are more susceptible to diseases than other animals. If someone could certify their roo as disease free it would be a one shot deal. After visiting strange hens the chickie daddy might have who know what. Maybe rent out your roo right before butchering.
     
  10. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    The person could certify it...but the HEN could be subject to ANY number of diseases. Especially Herpes diseases (Marek's).
     

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