How Long Should I Keep My Breeds Separated?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksgalore, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my chickens are together right now but I'd like to separate a few of the different kinds (BR, EE for instance) and then hatch some of the eggs. How long do I need to keep them separated before I can be reasonably sure what babies I'll get?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It takes a hen about 3 weeks to clean out from matings. Seperate out the hens you want to hatch eggs from for 3 weeks. At that point you can be assured that the eggs she will produce are from the rooster you have chosen to mate her.
     
  3. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great--thanks!
     

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