How long to keep hen and rooster seperate from flock for pure eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicken Junkies, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Chicken Junkies

    Chicken Junkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    When breeding chickens... to make sure the eggs are the cross of a certain hen and rooster, how long do I have to keep the hen and roo penned separate from the flock if they have been free ranging. I want to know who the mommy and daddy of my eggs are. [​IMG] I heard from 7 to 10 days, but is this long enough for the hen to get all the mixed eggs out of her system? Please advise.
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    3 weeks
  3. Chicken Junkies

    Chicken Junkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yikes, I better get to penning. Want some chicks without crests this year. lol My Buff Laced Crested Polish roo is a horn dog with all the gals. Too bad he is such a crazoid. Thanks for the info.
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    30 days.... MINIMUM!

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