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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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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!!

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    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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