Really stupid question about letting hatchery chicks eggs hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cackle, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I have RIR and BR from the same hatchery. What is the chance with as many chicks they sell of the RIR roo and hens being brother and sisters. I would love to hatch some eggs in the spring but I am thinking I need to get another roo or new pullets?

    I was thinking I could try to figure out which eggs are the RIR/BR muts and just hatch them . But what happens if I let one of the RIR eggs hatch with the parents poissibly being brother and sister?

    BTW it may not be spring a RIR Pullet has been sitting on golf balls all day.

    Susan
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  2. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be ok even if they are brother and sister.
     
  3. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    being brother and sister does not matter. we raise chickens from the same "parents" then they breed. everything has been fine. its not a big deal
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    It would be very un likely !! Like the others said even if they were its still ok, I belive you can breed for 3 genarations !!
     
  5. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are thousands of eggs hatched, and the chicks are all mixed up, probley not related anyway.


    I seen a video of hatchery, hard to believe how many chicks are hatched, sent down a chut, then shipped. Those roosters need a raise!!! lol
     
  6. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is good to know. I figured as many eggs as they hatch it would be a long shot. So I will in the spring hatch some of the RIR eggs.

    And the RIR finally got off the nest. I guess she was just having a hard time laying.


    Susan
     

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