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

    Jun 17, 2011
    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

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    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.


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