isolating birds for breeding

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by je, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. je

    je Out Of The Brooder

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    How long do hens store sperm? I have two breeds that run together and would like to isolate one of the roosters with a few hens for purebred hatching eggs.

    Thanks
     
  2. mpwjaa06

    mpwjaa06 Out Of The Brooder

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    some people will say a couple of weeks to 21 days I would wait at least a month. That way you are safe.
     
  3. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    Totally agree! 2-3 weeks in normal so 4 just to be safe!

    Good Luck and God Bless!
     
  4. je

    je Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info.
     

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