QUESTION about urban rooster management

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by arlosmine, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. arlosmine

    arlosmine Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 18, 2008

    I posted in the wrong place first...

    I have my first rooster for my first breeding project (mille fleur d'Uccles) and although my neighbors are very nice, his crowing talent is to much to expect them to live with. I made him a huge rooster pad with a giant window in my garage, where his prodigeous crowing is muffled, but now I have this question:

    Can I bring the hen(s) in for visits and return them to their own new outside coop?

    Will I have constant re-introduction problems?

    Will this cause fertility problems with the eggs?

    I read somewhere that the hens will lay fertile eggs for up to two weeks after it seems like it should work for them to lay one clutch of viable eggs.

    This is really my only option for breeding, so any suggestions for making this work will be much appreciated!
  2. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2008
    Nuevo Mexico
    I feel your pain. We just gave away our favorite cockerel because he was just too much in the city. He's on a farm now with lots of ladies and is as happy as a lark. I'm sorry I can't offer you advice on the breeding thing, but I do sympathize with what you're going through. Good luck!

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