Not sure this belongs here....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. I am wondering about the possiblity of "borrowing" my neighbors Roo someday to mate with my hens...
    Can this work or do the hens have to have a more lengthy relationship with the fella before they accept him?
    Roo's in Coventry (where I live) are illegal but my neighbor has a few because he has Grandfather rights so instead of buying new layer chicks in down the line I thought I might borrow his best Roo and let my girls hatch out some chicks.

    What do you all think of this plan?
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    If they have never seen a roo before, some of your more domininant hens may refuse to squat for him. However, if he knows what he is doing, you shouldn't have trouble getting fertile eggs.
  3. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I think its a great plan, you would only have to keep them together maybe a week the hens will remain fertile up to 2 weeks after the roo is removed. Good luck.
  4. Thanks [​IMG]

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