How Long?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lowcountrypoultry, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. I seperated my Buff Orp's from the rest of the flock yesterday.

    How long do I have to wait to for sure know I have pure Buff Orp eggs?
  2. kellim

    kellim Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2008
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    most people say 3 weeks but i always wait 1 month
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    To be absolutely sure, I'd wait 4 weeks. Most of the time, fertility seems to run out about two and a half weeks, but there have been very unusual and extreme cases of the wrong rooster fathering chicks after 4 weeks separation.
  5. Hi!
    3 weeks has always been long enough *here* to get rid of the old stored sperm.
    After that (and assuming the Orpington roo is mating the girls), you should have pure eggs.
    Good luck!
  6. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I wait 4 weeks,just to be sure.

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