how to breed chicken??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jason180sx, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    this sounds silly but i want to know i have a roo and a few hens do you put a hen and a roo in a different coop or do u let them do it on there own time
    thanks
     
  2. blkwdw

    blkwdw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just let nature take her course. How old are the hens and the Roo? [​IMG]
     
  3. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are 17 weeks old and the roo is 18
    i know they are very young now. but when they get older
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    They'll figure it out. Your done for now though if you want to breed them. Better start building another coop.

    Rancher
     
  5. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i saw the roo hoping on top of one of my pekins
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Normal behavior.
     
  7. ok im new to breeding chickens and I have to wait till spring I believe but if my roo breeds a hen and she raises the chicks would he breed his chicks or does he know their related? also is there a way to make him have chicks with a certain hen besides cooping them together for a while?
     
  8. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    He won't know his daughters are related, he will breed any female.

    If he is the only rooster and you can recognize her eggs, then just collect them. Otherwise, you will need to pen the pair you want to breed. If there has been another rooster, collect and use the eggs for at least 3 weeks, 4 would be better, then the eggs will be from that pair and can be set.

    Deb
     
  9. OK thats what I thought, if I breed chickies I'll just sell them and keep my fave. Well we only have one roo but we ordered chicks and my sis wants a roo too. I really dont care who the rooster breeds, it'll be easy to tell if the chicks are from a certain roo, we'll have and orloff and my OEGB so it'll be easy. We dont have a bator so I figured that if we get chicks the hen better go broody otherwise she'll just be eating them. Thanks for the info, I can't wait till spring!!
     
  10. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup yup! They know what to do. Sounds like your little roo is already practicing his form. :)
     

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