Help! Time period before I know which Roo is responsible?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fancbrd4me02, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Songster

    Hi, my cochins have just started laying so I seperated them into breeder pens with only the roos I want them to breed with. Before they were in a mixed flock with other roos I don't want to use for breeding. How long before I can be sure that the roos they are with are the dad? 2 weeks or a month?

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I rehomed a Giant Partridge cochin roo the 2nd week of November, I'm thinking about the 13th he was gone.

    I started collecting eggs the 7th of December (3 weeks and 3 days later), put them in the bator on the 11th.

    My Blue Wheaten Roo was active with all of the girls and sired many chicks.

    Two eggs... one from my Light Brown Leghorn and one from my Salmon Faverolle ended up with half Cochin chicks.

    You've got to wait at LEAST a month.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I wait a month.
  4. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Songster

    Thanks, I figured it had to be a month but I wanted to make sure.
  5. smithzoo100

    smithzoo100 Chirping

    Dec 27, 2009
    Oroville, CA
    Quote:LOL!! Mahonri, that is by far the BEST illustration that I have seen of that time-line!! Thanks for the info [​IMG]

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