waiting time

Discussion in 'Incubation & Hatching' started by kitz, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. kitz

    kitz New Member

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    Hi All I want to hatch some chicks. My question is i have mixed flock of chickens and 3 of them are roosters. how long do i have to wait to make sure i get the same breed after seperating the roo and hen
     
  2. eqstrnathlete

    eqstrnathlete Member

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    I believe the sperm can survive within the hen for up to 1 week.
     

  3. BuckeyeChickens

    BuckeyeChickens New Member

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    I move mine into breed pens at least 2 weeks before I intend to hatch eggs.....i have had hens that were NOT with a rooster for 14 days still lay fertile eggs so if you can wait 3 weeks all the better!!!:)