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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rode Island Red 2008, Aug 8, 2008.
I was wondering if i needed a rooster to get my eggs from a chicken.
No. Hens will ovulate (produce eggs) with or without a man around - just like humans.
You only need a rooster if you want FERTILE (hatching) eggs.
I don't get it, a woman need a man to get a baby, so do the chicken need a rooster to get egg right? please let me know, or do you mean if you want egg for food, you don't need rooster, but if you want the egg to be a chicken, the you need a rooster, is that what you mean? hope I understand it right!! pls let me know. Thanks
Hens get their "period" every day and lay a egg. If the egg is fertile (because you have a rooster) - when treated properly (incubated or hatched by a broody hen) then it would be a chick. You can eat fertile or unfertilized eggs. Hens do not need roosters- unless you want one to protect the flock - or make babies
A hen will lay eggs whether there is a rooster around or not. You do not need a rooster to get eggs.
The eggs will not be fertile unless there is a rooster around. You need a rooster to hatch eggs.
Humans, deer, or chickens, it does not matter. The female produces an egg. For a woman it is every 28-29 days. For a chicken? It can be as often as every 24 hours.
However, if a woman doesn't not have relations with a man, who makes her egg fertile, ie, conception occurs, and thus, she becomes pregnant, she simply passes the non-fertile egg with her period. If a hen does not have a rooster around to fertilize her eggs, she merely passes the egg every 24 hours of so. That's all there is to it.
Of course, you need a rooster for brown eggs. The roosters lay brown eggs...
Totally messing with you.
Definately messing with you - it's only if you want blue eggs.
No rooster is needed. You can just walk up to the hen and reach under her and get the eggs yourself. Besides, the rooster can't carry but one egg at a time back to the house.