I Just acquired a new Rooster Dom

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SonnyLTPI, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. SonnyLTPI

    SonnyLTPI In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2016
    Bataan, Philippines
    How long do my hens need to be away from the old Roo Before I start breeding with the new one?
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Anywhere from 3-6 weeks. I've found most hens become infertile after 3.5 weeks away from a roo and all of them infertile after 4-4.5, so you'll probably want to wait about that long to ensure the chicks are from your new roo.

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