Egg fertility switching Roo's

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mahalo4, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. mahalo4

    mahalo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have switched Roo's to get a new breeding strain how long before my hens have his sperm instead of my other Roo's?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Many breeders go with three weeks. There have been a few cases reported on this forum where a hen was still fertile 3-1/2 weeks after she was separated from the rooster. If you want to be absolutely without a doubt sure, wait 4 weeks, but just to be pretty sure, wait three.
     
  3. mahalo4

    mahalo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You for Your help!
     

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