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seperating breeder birds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carole AM, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

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    I just seperated some of my pure pairs for breeding on Monday. Some have laid one egg, but most have not laid one egg! How long does it usually take after a hen has been introduced to a rooster? They were laying when I had the hens together in one pen. Now nuthin'. What can I do (if anything)? They are in cages and may need to settle in first. [​IMG]
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
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    From what I understand--the chickens need to get to know the rooster before they 'allow' the rooster privileges. Is this what you are asking? they might not be laying b/c they might be stressed from being uprooted (?) Not sure...
     
  3. Carole AM

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    Yes, that was what I needed to know. I never really PLANNED breedings before! [​IMG]
     

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