Silver Sebright egg hatching question How long does a hen need to be seperated .....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by winekntrychicks, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sebastopol, CA
    I have a male silver Sebright I am breeding with gold females. I got 4 silver chicks from this which is exactly what I want. Not enough cause I think only one is a pullet. I want more chicks. Problem is A golden keeps getting into the the pen with my mating flock. Until I get the time to fix the breach in the pen; How long does a hen need to be away from the gold Rooster to be free of his chick batter?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    2 weeks - high fertility. 3 weeks - moderate fertility. 4 weeks - occasional fertility. Most people use 3 weeks as the rule of thumb for how long a hen can retain sperm.

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