Do i need a rooster?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by alli4817, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. alli4817

    alli4817 Just Hatched

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    i know that hens do not need a rooster to have eggs, but would it be a good idea for guarding or should i just not have one if i do not want fertilized eggs?
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's just a matter of preference. Roosters do help protect the flock, but they are not a necessity for anything. People have them because they like them, basically. If you don't want fertile eggs, probably not.
     
  3. alli4817

    alli4817 Just Hatched

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    thanks for the help....[​IMG]
     

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