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Do the hens miss a missing rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by needageekette, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. needageekette

    needageekette In the Brooder

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    We have noticed a drop in eggs since we had to get rid of 2 of 4 roosters. We have 10 hens and we thought they would be elated - they are no longer getting gang banged ?? One was the Alpha rooster which they liked but I didn't care for because he attacked me every chance he got. I feel relieved and guilty at the same time. Would that cause a drop in egg laying? Went from 8 to 5 eggs a day in about 4 days. Made sure they aren't laying anywhere in the yard.
     

  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Chickens don't do well with change of any kind, and sometimes that can affect production. You have nothing to feel guilty about. Give them some time, they'll come around again.
     
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  3. needageekette

    needageekette In the Brooder

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    back to 8 today - yay
     

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