Fertile hens taken from rooster

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ed Brown, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Ed Brown

    Ed Brown Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently purchaes 4 barred rocks who were in the company of rooster. The flock they were put with have never had a rooster. With the exception of the barred rocks, all the pullets squat when I come close. When will the new hens statrt doing this? And they are not friendly at all. I can pick up all the others. How long after being taken from the rooster will the barred rocks NOT be fertile? Thanks
     
  2. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2-4 weeks on the fertile question.

    The squatting and not friendly (I"m not expert) but I think that is more in the raising than the fertility. You need some treats, good ones like meal worms and a little patience. They just aren't socialized is my opinion. You could take and hatch out a few eggs while they are fertile and expand your flock for free.

    Kiz
     

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