?Seperating pair for pure breed chicks???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by regina1994, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. regina1994

    regina1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to hatch out some pure breed chicks...how long do I keep chosen Roo and hen seperated from main flock before eggs will be fertilized by the chosen Roo?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Hens can remain fertile after a mating for quite a while. Many people keep the hen isolated for three weeks and call that good enough. There have been reports on this forum of eggs remaining fertile for as long as 3-1/2 weeks. So to be pretty sure, three weeks, To be extremely sure, four weeks.
     
  3. regina1994

    regina1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    So basically, if I switch them to their new "couple's" housing (when hubby is finished in a week or so), they should be good to go in spring with correctly fertilized eggs for the bator!!>??? AWESOME!!!! TY for your help Ridgerunner!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes that sounds like a great plan. [​IMG] Ridge Runner
     

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