Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mch1dph, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. mch1dph

    mch1dph New Egg

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    Hello,
    I was wondering if having a rooster in with my hens will increase, decrease or have no effect on the number of eggs that are laid daily. I have one rooster with 23 hens and he is constantly
    breeding them and I think it is starting to affect the egg count.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster or no rooster it doesn't matter for egg count. Could there be other things going on to mess with your egg counts??
     
  3. mch1dph

    mch1dph New Egg

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    Hi Candus,
    I have not made any other changes with them, it just seems that rooster is harrassing them constantly. It is starting to get warmer here, but that should only increase the eggs I am getting. Do you sell your extra eggs, or do you just get enough for your family. I have standing orders for 9 dozen a week at 1.50 each.
    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    rooster or no rooster.he has no affect on the amount of eggs the hens lay.
     

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