Originally Posted by effieK
Thank you,North FL chick. We are preparing for the severe winters that we usually experience here (no snow yet) so I have to build a chicken coop in the spring and then ask one of my friends to help me with the purchase of a couple of chickens. Do you need a rooster from the very beginning or can you just add him a little later on......................... Does that question seem to be completely idiotic????
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You don't need a rooster; you will get eggs either way, they just won't be fertile w/o a rooster. But they taste just as good.
A good rooster can help guard against predators (sound the alarm) or assist with keeping harmony in the flock. That said, I don't have one (can't in our area), but my flock seems to co exist w/o issue, now that the pecking order has been established.