Do i need to mate my hen after she has layed an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by raphael14, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. raphael14

    raphael14 New Egg

    Dec 19, 2013
    My bantam hen has layed an egg in her cage do i need to mate her everytime she lays an egg? because the rooster and my hen are in seperate cages so i dont know if i should mate her after she has layed an egg?
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    No. She will lay and egg without the presence of roosters. For fertile eggs you she needs to be mated but if your not hatching then there is no need other than the company.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A mating, if a good mating, will last a hen for next 2 weeks, as she saves it up.
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    x2 My thoughts too

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