Separating into breeding pens and isolation time ?'s

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fowlsessed, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Songster

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    If I have several breeds or varieties of chickens free-ranging all together and then separate them into breeding pens, how long until I get "pure" eggs from them?
     
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    30 days to be positive.
     
  3. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Songster

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    WOW, that's a pretty long time!
    Fred's Hens :

    30 days to be positive.​
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Well, most folks just go for 21 days and call it good. But..... stranger things have happened. [​IMG]
     
  5. AlienChick

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    Yeah, 21 days is the norm. But I just go ahead and wait the full 30 days just to be sure.

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