Hi - Rooster Stud Service?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ChickenMansion, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. ChickenMansion

    ChickenMansion New Member

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    Just leaped from FB update to a member. Has anyone aquired a stud chicken? I would like to breed my Marans with a Maran Rooster (If one in my area), then take my girl home. (Don't know how long or when it would take). LOL, I would like to breed my hens, but I have a home owners association and don't think a "full-time" rooster would be allowed. Think I am getting away by the skin of my teeth with the hens in our 1/2 acre fenced yard (adjacent neighbors are OK with my contraban hens:)).
     
  2. cathiesue

    cathiesue New Member

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    I've wondered about this too. Most chicken farmers don't care to mingle their birds till after a quarentine period. Biosecurrity and all that. But, if a person could let their hen stay at "breeding camp" for a several week it might just work. Sorry i'm not offering stud services, just some encouragement. :)
     

  3. ChubbyChicken

    ChubbyChicken New Member

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    Most people buy hatching eggs or a rooster to keep. If you can't keep a rooster from zoning, remember, you'll be getting about half roosters in the hatch. I personally cannot cull a chick, so I have three roosters.
     
  4. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Hi and Welcome :)
    Like one of the others have posted. Most of the time whenever a new member is added to a flock there is usually a "quarintine" period. I dont think just taking a hen to someone else for breeding would work , unless the person didnt care about the possible risk of speading disease, mites, or what not. Personally if someone was that careless with their flock I would go to them. Sorry that probubly not the answer you were looking for.
     
  5. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    if i had to do it i would keep watch on the hens at my place for 2 weeks & dust em with DE
    then if i had a good backup roo that was looking for "work" well let him at em
    but my best roos are only going with my hens
     
  6. BlackCrowFarm

    BlackCrowFarm Junior Member

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    After a hen is with a rooster they have about 10 days to lay fertilized eggs. I'm thinking you eventually want fertilized eggs & chicks, so if you were to take your hens to be bred the person would A. have to collect your eggs & hold them in a cool place turning them at least twice a day or let the hen lay & make a nest setting them where she is at. Hens tend not to want to stay broody when moved from a distance.
    Unfortunately chickens are not like mammals, they do not have their "babies" at one time.
    It would be great if they did because it would open up a whole another business opportunity.:)
     
  7. sorrowsmiles

    sorrowsmiles New Member

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    Funny I thought of starting a "rooster prostitution ring"! :)
     
  8. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    you will need a pimp hat :)))):D
     
  9. sorrowsmiles

    sorrowsmiles New Member

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    o_O never thought of that! I shall put chicken feathers on it when they molt! Haha
     
  10. kahiltna_flock

    kahiltna_flock New Member

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    You all are funny. Love it