When to separate different breeds...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Yonderoak, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Yonderoak

    Yonderoak In the Brooder

    Nov 14, 2008
    I have several different breed of Bantams that are all running together right now. I am going to separate them accoding to breed, but I was wondering if anyone knows when you have to do that in order to get clean (i.e. not fertilized by the "wrong" rooster) eggs.
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    In around 30 days after seperating you can expect to get pure eggs.
  3. Heather J

    Heather J Songster

    May 29, 2008
    Ditto, when my female cochins start getting a little pink in their combs, I'll separate my bantams. They may not lay for over a month after that, but I'll be ready when they are. If I get a surprise egg before that, it'll be time to separate everyone--and I'll probably hatch it anyway, just to see what I've got. I have no problem with mutts, but I'd like to sell pure chicks next spring from my silky and frizzle lines. Probably early February, I'll also either separate out my mutt chickens from my barred rocks (standards in the other coop), or just remove my BO roo so I can have pure BR chicks--at least then I'll be able to sell just pullets if I have someone who wants them sexed.

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