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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninny, Nov 11, 2008.
hmm could you do chicken stud service like you do with horses and dogs?
I'd think the hard thing would be to stop the roosters from doing it...
Hey that would be a great thing! But wouldn't you pssoibly pass on other ucky fowl diseases?
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
The person could certify it...but the HEN could be subject to ANY number of diseases. Especially Herpes diseases (Marek's).