Do you need a Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lang4800, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. lang4800

    lang4800 New Egg

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    I am wondering do you need a rooster around your females for them to lay eggs or if you have a coop full of only hens will they still lay eggs? Thanks
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You don't need a rooster. You DO need a rooster if you want to incubate the eggs, as only the rooster can make the hens lay fertile eggs.
     

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