egglaying and roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by presley, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    To those of yall that have been doing this a while, do hens tend to lay more or less when a rooster is around? My young rooster has just recently decided to grow up, and he is keeping some of my hens in a frazzle. Not sure if I shouldn't just separate him with his favorites.
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Just the presence of a rooster does not affect egg production. The stress a rooster can cause can cause some hens to stop laying. A good gentle rooster can improve the mood of his harem and the hens tend to lay more eggs. There are a few old wives tells that I have heard over the years about egg production. If he is the only rooster and he is causing unhappy hens, then you could just separate him. If he is rough I would not put a small amount of hens with him, because he might do more harm than good. I would make him have a timeout. [​IMG]

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