How long do we need to seperate the Roos to get purebred chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by steffpeck, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    We have 2 roo's, a barred rock and a dominique. We want to hatch out/sell some dominique eggs. How long do we need to have the Barred rock seperated from the hens to guarantee purebred dominique chicks? Thanks for your help!!

  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I think the roosters "seed" stays in the hen for 2 weeks
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I believe to be safe it is recommended that you wait 30 days.
  4. Hi Steffanie!
    3 weeks is considered a 'safe time' to clear the hens system (a mating can last a long time).
    After that time, it's safe to say your chosen 'new roo' is the only one fertilizing the eggs.
    Can I get in line for Dom eggs?

  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Thanks everyone!!

    Dipsy, sure. I would love to send you some eggs. If anyone else is interested just PM me. [​IMG]
  6. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I have also heard 3 weeks is safe,but 30 days is for sure.
  7. Jay Bee

    Jay Bee In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2007
    North Florida
    Can any one tell me, If a hen has not been with a rooster and then she is bred, how many eggs would she lay before you get a fertile one? JB

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