Do you have to worry about inbreeding your meat birds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by ging3rhoffman, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Do you have to worry about inbreeding your meat birds? I wasnt sure if that would be a problem or not. We would have one rooster to 3 or 4 hens.
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    If you're planning on breeding your cornish x meat birds...then no...because they'll drop dead before they hit breeding age.

    The cornish x offspring (broiler birds) are bred for meat, not eggs.
     

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