free range hens with no roo

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by california gray, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. california gray

    california gray In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2018
    hello everyone I have 4 hens I assuming they're gonna start laying within 2 weeks. my question is since there is no rooster they gonig to be fine laying?
  2. Theladiesandagentleman

    Theladiesandagentleman First world chickens

    Feb 23, 2018
    Roseville CA
    Yes. You do not need a rooster for egg production.
  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

    Mar 11, 2017
    South Park, Colorado, USA
    Good news! You don't need to have a rooster to get lots of eggs. Your girls will go right on laying without a rooster. You only need a rooster if you want chicks.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Your hens will be thrilled not to have a rooster bothering them all the time.
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
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    Free ranging with or without a Rooster is risky. :oops:Everything from threats up above to the neighbors who also free range- their dogs that is. It is healthier for them of course to have fresh ground to pillage and plunder but it is a double edge sword as well.

    Egg production will increase without a Male. Roosters sometimes stress the hens by over breeding. A nervous hen is likely not to produce as consistently as a relaxed hen.
    But, I enjoy having the opportunities that comes with owning males. I breed. Breed a lot. As a supplemental income.
    Not to mention the ambience that a crowing rooster adds to living on a farm. It's just not a farm without a rooster.
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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40, 18 clear, 3 quit, 19 babies!

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  8. Crow-ded house

    Crow-ded house Songster

    May 2, 2016
    Bartlesville, OK
  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
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