Do we need a Rooster?

buckeye lady

Songster
11 Years
Sep 29, 2008
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Rootstown Ohio
I have 14 hens that just started to lay eggs. I am new to chickens. I chose to start with just pullets. My ladies seem perfectly happy without a man around--But Lately they "posture" when I pet them- squatting- tails up, heads down, wings partially spread, holding perfectly still. They seem to be "assuming the position"
. Is this just "hen puberty" and will pass or do they want a Roo?
 

miss_jayne

Lady_Jayne
11 Years
Jun 26, 2008
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Columbiaville, MI
they are honoring YOU as their rooster! they are 'squatting' for you.

you don't need a roo, it's a personal thing. if you want fertile eggs, you need a roo. if you want a 'man' to run with the flock, it's a nice addition.

it just comes down to preference and what your ultimate goals are with your flock.

blessings for a healthy and happy flock!
 

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