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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:)).
 

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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. :)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.:)
 
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