Interbreeding in Chickens

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Hi all! is interbreeding a problem in chickens? I have a mama hen though she doesn't know it, she isn't naturally broody, and we put three of her eggs in an incubator. Two of the eggs hatched and one is certainly a roo, he is 6 months now. He is mating with his mother and we are keeping them away from each other now. Is this normal behavior and should we keep them apart?
 

Ridgerunner

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Why do you think you might want to keep them apart? It's a lot easier to answer that question if I know what your actual concern is.

That behavior is totally normal and natural. That's a common technique breeders use when developing a show chicken or a new breed. It's called line breeding. If you are not hatching the eggs that doesn't matter.
 
Feb 20, 2020
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Why do you think you might want to keep them apart? It's a lot easier to answer that question if I know what your actual concern is.

That behavior is totally normal and natural. That's a common technique breeders use when developing a show chicken or a new breed. It's called line breeding. If you are not hatching the eggs that doesn't matter.

Thank you!
 

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