How long with new roo before getting pures?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by asher, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    I always forget this. D'oh!

    I had my buff silkies in with my cochins, everyone running together. Now I have my girls in with a buff silkie boy. How long do they need to be together before their eggs are fertile from him (assuming he is doing his job which I have not observed as of, yet, but their pen is not at a great angle for chicken watching. [​IMG]
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    My guess would be about a month...im no chicken expert, but just from what I have read on here in the past. Good luck with him...and the girls! Hope you have many beautifull babies to come!
     
  3. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master 11 Years

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    I am in the process of waiting too Asher, I am figuring on 3 weeks at least with the correct roos.
     

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