When to separate breeds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by krishenschel, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. krishenschel

    krishenschel Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to try to hatch some Buff Orpingtons, but right now they are mixed in with other breeds. How long should I keep them separated before I can be sure that I get buffs and not mixed?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    3 weeks is usually recommended.
     
  3. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe it's around 3 weeks. I"m sure someone with actual experience will be along soon to give you a more definitive answer. [​IMG]

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  4. krishenschel

    krishenschel Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thanks for the info. Its finally getting warm here and I am looking forward to some new buffs. I bought my other ones from someone who wanted to start over with a new flock and they are over 3 years old but are still laying very well.
     

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