Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Setting Up Breeding Pens

by Heather Nicholson from
Scratch Cradle

Late January to mid-February is the ideal time to set up breeding pens for spring hatching. Hens sometimes require a few weeks to warm up to a new rooster, and they can store rooster's genetic material for up to a month. To be sure that you are setting eggs from your most recent pairing, wait until the breeding group has been together for at least two weeks and a full month if you want to be certain of parentage.

Keep reading on how to properly set up breeding pens ...