Ordering hens and roosters from same hatchery?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BlueFoxSpringer, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. BlueFoxSpringer

    BlueFoxSpringer Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm ordering some Norwegian jaerhons pullets from ideal. But I'd also like a rooster jaerhon to try and hatch some chicks. Would it be OK to order them together from the same place? Do you think there is a high probability of relation between the hens and roosyer? Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes this should be fine. Acually better!
    Good luck to you!
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It should be fine. Most hatcheries have something like 50 hens and 5 rooster in a breeding pen, so the chances of your male being a full sibling to any given female is pretty darn small.
     
  4. BlueFoxSpringer

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    Awesome! I don't know anything about how hatcheries manage their flocks, so this really helps me out. Thanks!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You can go to you tube, enter the name of the hatchery and often they have video clips of their breeding pens. They always look too crowded to me, but the birds look healthy.
     
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