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

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    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

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    Yes. You do not need a rooster for egg production.
     
  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    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.

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    Your hens will be thrilled not to have a rooster bothering them all the time.
     
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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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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  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

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