Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Anderson SC, May 25, 2008.

  1. Anderson SC

    Anderson SC New Egg

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    Hi, We have 12 Road Island Red chicks that are 3 weeks old? Do we need a rooster to produce eggs. We were told we needed a rooster; is this true.
     
  2. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no. You will get eggs without a roo.
     
  3. sadieH5836

    sadieH5836 Out Of The Brooder

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    No you donn't need a roo to get eggs. Unless you want to raise babies and have fertilized eggs. My father-in-law was raised on a dairy farm and of course had chickens. He was insisting that you need a roo to get eggs. I have all hens no roos and I do just fine. I think its an old wives tale.
     
  4. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wanted to say hi to a fellow SC'er-I'm in Easley.there is a bantam club in Anderson
     
  5. Anderson SC

    Anderson SC New Egg

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    seems like its a split in the answers?
     
  6. jemagsy

    jemagsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no you don't need a roo for eggs

    you only *need* a roo if you want baby chicks from your hens
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do not need a rooster, unless you want one.

    You do not NEED one to get eggs. Sounds like someone tried to sell you a rooster. LOL

    -Kim
     
  8. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    My experience has been you do not need a rooster for eggs. You do need Layena for the hens to eat to produce eggs.

    I wondered this myself and I tried it, no rooster, only chicken scratch to eat and no eggs were layed

    Started feeding Layena and eggs started producing.

    Hope this helps [​IMG]

    Vicki
     
  9. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think all coops should have at least one Roo they are fabulous to watch and have around even if they are not housed with the hens.
     

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