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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Skeeter10, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Skeeter10

    Skeeter10 Out Of The Brooder

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    is there a such thing as artificial insemination like there is for cows and goats??????????
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    yes, it is used in turkey houses. ....Dirty Jobs had a feature on it one episode
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Horses, sheep and dogs are artificially inseminated, also.
     
  4. Skeeter10

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    how do we do that i think it would be easier
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    How would it be easier? More labor intensive. Definitely not something I want to spend my time doing! Do a google search if you want the details.
     
  6. Skeeter10

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    it would be easier because you know the hen will be bred
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

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    It is more practical for commercial iperations, would not be so for small/home operation
     
  8. Skeeter10

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    if you really think about it its eaier
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

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    Disagreeing worth your opinion on the matter is not about lack of thought on the matter
     
  10. lazy gardener

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    I have a single rooster who happily and easily covers 20 laying gals, with 4 more soon to be at POL. Fertility is good. He's usually breeding a hen about every 10 minutes. I don't have to worry about IF he's breeding them! I don't know what could be any easier than that! I'd suggest that you do a study on the process, get practiced up, start an AI program with your flock, and come back in a month, and tell us how it's easier to do AI than to allow your roo to get the job done on his own.
     
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