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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ElioraImmanuel, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. ElioraImmanuel

    ElioraImmanuel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2010
    I have 3 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Hens and a BLRW Roo. At present the are in with all of our other hens and roos. I want to breed the BLR's. So, I have a portable coop in which to put them.

    How long do the hens have to be separated before I can be sure that they'll only have BLR's?

    Are they likely to hatch out their own eggs? I really don't want to incubate.
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    A roo's sperm lastst about a week in a hen, so you want to have the hens away from other roos for a week before you start collecting eggs. Sometimes people try to force a hen to go broody, but you might have to incubate if you don't want to wait for one of the hens to go broody on a clutch.

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