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getting pure breds ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by birds4me, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. birds4me

    birds4me Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2011
    I keep all my large layers running together (my silkies and my polish each have their own pen). If I want to get pure bred eggs to sell as hatching eggs, how long to I need to have them seperated by breed to insure that they are not going to be a Heinz 57 chick?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    When a mating occurs, they normally stay fertile for about 2 weeks. This is an average, which means some stay fertile less and some more. Many people use three weeks, which is fairly safe. However, several people have reported on this forum that they have had fertile eggs for 3-1/2 weeks after the rooster was separated. If you want to be absolutely sure, wait four weeks.
  3. abChicken

    abChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Gaston County N.C.
    Agree last post [​IMG]

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