Using a stud...kind of

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by k625, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave my noisy but georgeous partrige silkie roo away to a friend, but now have decided to beed my frizzled polish to him. He has only been gone 2 weeks, and they were breeding steadily before he left. I was wondering if I take her to him over the weekend, how long will it take for them to start up again, and how long will it take for the eggs to become fertile? I am going to use a silkie hen who is about to start sitting within the next week or two to hatch out her eggs. Let me know your thoughts and ideas/opinions on this please. Thanks so much!

    Also anyone ever breed a silkie to a frizzled polish? What did you get?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Her current eggs may still be fertile. Usually they say up to three weeks to remove old roo and have new roo chicks so I assume he may still be stored in there. If you do put them back together, I'd give a full week and should be good to go.
     
  3. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so if i take her tonight, and pick her up on sunday, that should be enough time to have the eggs firtile?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You have to consider also that moving her may put her off laying for a week or more. Moving often causes stress and that can cause her to stop laying. Could you bring the roo back to her for a few days?
     
  5. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well..thats too late...lol I took her last night before reading your post! Sorry...He jumped on her as soon as I sat her down. I think he was excited to see her!

    IF she puts of laying at least she will be fertile right? So I could always bring her home and collect the eggs and take those back?
     

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