Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buffchickens, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. buffchickens

    buffchickens New Egg

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    Do you have to have a rooster for your pullets to start laying?
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    nope, but you do need one if you intend to HATCH the eggs, so you might as well get one now... *evil grin*
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ksacres are you trying to get the forums worst enabler award? [​IMG]
     
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] she maybe just pluggin for the roosters she is having an awful time giving away........[​IMG]
     
  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    don't you mean BEST enabler? [​IMG]
     
  6. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    okiechick, I plead the 5th
     
  8. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    should plead the 7th [​IMG] since that is how many free roo's you have [​IMG]
     
  9. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hilarious conversation! [​IMG] LOL

    Yes, hens will lay eggs even without a rooster. These eggs aren't fertilized so no baby chick will develop inside.

    But if you have a rooster, he will mate with your hens, and they will lay fertilized eggs, where a baby chick can develop when warmed in an incubator or under a hen's belly. In one mating, the hen will lay fertilized eggs for about 1 week; one egg a day. After that, she will lay normal eggs, unless she is mated again by the roo.

    Fertilized eggs taste and look the same as normal eggs, but if the fertilized egg already has a chick developing inside, whoa!

    Welcome to the BYC world, buffchickens! Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2007

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