Studding out a

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kickinchicken, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rhode Island
    So, another BYCer and I have cochins and have bounced off the idea of studding my "possible" golden laced cochin to her golden laced frizzled cochin. This would be so does one do this...with bio-security and all? I come from a canine background and its not exactly rocket science to stud out a Labrador...but a chicken? This is new.

    Is there a process and is it worth the effort and risk?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    To me it wouldn't be worth the risk to my flock. A chicken may look healthy and you may know how well the others birds are kept, but they hide illness so well.
    Isolation for thirty days, coming and going, would be the only way to do it IMO and the stress of that wouldn't be something I'd want to put my birds through.

    On the other hand, I have a turken cockerel that is being an absolute turdball right now. Maybe I should stud him out and conveniently forgot to take him back. [​IMG]
  3. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 19, 2009
    Quote:There would certainly have to be.

    Quote:IMO, no.
  4. DIYSeattle

    DIYSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2010
    Maple Leaf
    What about artificially? I saw a video about how to do it. There would still be risk of contracting disease as they are exposed to chicken material but it would be lessened to a degree would it not?

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