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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by [email protected], Nov 16, 2010.

  1. pccarver@netins.npccarver

    [email protected] In the Brooder

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    how long do I need to keep a hen seperated from a rooster and then put her with another rooster to make sure that she is bred to the latter rooster.
     

  2. krcote

    krcote Songster

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    Excellent question!
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would do it for a month. 2-3 weeks is safe, but just to be sure, do a month.
     
  4. DillardHome

    DillardHome Songster

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    Quote:AGREED!!! I was wondering this same thing today. [​IMG]
     
  5. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Songster

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    10 days. Then candle an egg and see what is in there.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:No no no. They want to know how long a hen needs to be without a roo, so it can be purebred with a roo of the same breed. [​IMG]
     
  7. pccarver@netins.npccarver

    [email protected] In the Brooder

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    thank you all very much, that really helped me out. I'll do that.
     

  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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    thank you all very much, that really helped me out. I'll do that.

    No problem and good luck!!!​
     
  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Sperm usually lives about 10 days in a hen. Of course, there are cases when it has lasted 3 weeks. Generally, if a hen is mated by a second rooster, he is usually the sire of the chick (freshest sperm usually wins the race). This is not always the case, but most often it is. There is no absolute.
     
  10. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I will say that the last two posters do know what they are talking about. It is simple to acknowledge their experience.
     

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