how long after seperating roosters.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by d presser, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. d presser

    d presser New Egg

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    I have seperated some different hens and roosters, I am wanting to make somedifferent crosses and incubate some eggs. I was wondering how long after I seperate the groups will I know that the egges are fertilized by a certain rooster? Thanks
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Many breeders wait three weeks an consider it good to go. There have been some cases reported on this forum where eggs were still fertilized by the old rooster after 3-1/2 weeks, so if you want to be really certain, wait four weeks.
     
  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are commonly told to wait a month to make sure the old sperm is out.
     
  4. jeb251

    jeb251 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done the same thing several times and found that four weeks is the only way to be sure
     
  5. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have also just separated a rooster and his 2 girls, I will probably wait around 3 weeks before I collect any eggs to incubate, just to make sure.
     

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