Do you need a rooster to make eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sir Chicken 1, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Sir Chicken 1

    Sir Chicken 1 New Egg

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    No you don't need a rooster for just laying eggs you need a rooster for making baby's tho.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    You answered your own question. Welcome to Backyard Chickens.[​IMG]
     
  3. Sassysouth

    Sassysouth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know how many times I have had to explain this since I got chickens last month??? I have lost count.
     
  4. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I peddle eggs and am not surprised by what regular people think. What I find awkward is explaining to women that chickens don't poop eggs from their butts, but where they actually come from, without using locker room terms.
     
  5. SusanD

    SusanD Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would be curious to know if this applies to other birds (say geese or turkeys). It does seem that most birds don't lay eggs without pairing off first?
     
  6. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think females of most animal species go through an egg cycle regardless if a male is present but I wouldn't swear to it.
     

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