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Keeping Hens and Roos Seperate except for breeding?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by louchicks, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. louchicks

    louchicks In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2011
    okay hey everyone hope you are having a lovely day. I have been wondering about doing this for awhile, I have three breeds of chickens and I would like to keep the hens in one big coop on their own and then have the roosters in another coop or enclosure on their own. Then once a week or more I would bring the hens and their rooster together in a smaller "breeding coop" and leave them all in there for the day. Then the roo and hens go back to their own homes.

    I only have about 6 hens per breed, would this be enough time to fertilize the hens for the next week??

    has anyone tried this before??

    curious if it would work. or would I have fertility problems?

  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Quote:In theory this should work - but that's really up to your roosters [​IMG]
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    You may have fertility problems. Chickens may be silly birds, but the ladies don't squat for just anyone. They like to be romanced.

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