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Pure breed

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by choochoo-sd90, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. choochoo-sd90

    choochoo-sd90 New Egg

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    I free range my R.I.Reds & Golden Comets - Question , Sunday the Comet roo was caged and the Red roo released . How long before the Red hen's eggs will be pure ?
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    The usual rule of thumb is 3 weeks. Obviously it's a continuum, but to be on the safe side if 'pure' is really important to you then you should wait that long.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. choochoo-sd90

    choochoo-sd90 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info ! My wife and I go to the chicken sale in Central,Ala. every Friday night and all to often barn yard chickens come thru. Their a mix of every thing....Thanks......jim....me
     

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