Switching roosters between the flock

Dec 8, 2019
Valencia County, New Mexico
I have a group of three roosters, and usually two are penned sand the dominant one goes out with the girls. Would it be ok if say, once a month, I switched out roosters with the hens to get more of a variety of chicks because right now I’m only getting white laced Wyandotte mixes. I have my rooster pen, the chick pen and my isolation pen so a breeding pen isn’t an option.


Chicken Juggler!
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Nov 27, 2012
SW Michigan
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In order to get chicks from a different male, the hen needs to be cleared of any previous fertilization....takes 3-4 weeks to do so.
Might keep all the males together and away from hens until you want hatching eggs from the chosen male....then let him have at it.

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