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FYI as soon as I got rid of my roo, my hens are laying every day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rosegal, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. rosegal

    rosegal Songster

    Dec 6, 2008
    Tustin, CA
    there was some talk about this, and I hated giving him up. But the very next day the hens that hadn't ever laid, did so, and the others that were laying before they got here then quit, also started.
    He was beautiful, sweet, but drove them crazy mounting them constantly.
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    It's news to me that the presence of a roo would cause hens to not lay...but every day I come onto BYC, I learn something new.
  3. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Now if I could just get them to lay fertile eggs without a roo life could be perfect in the coop...lol.

    Julie [​IMG]
  4. jforsness

    jforsness Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Who knew a frisky Roo could do that [​IMG]
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    How many hens to roos did you have. Sound like to me that you did not have enough hens.
  6. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    I've got fourteen hens out there with one roo, and he's managing to make quite a mess of most of their backs - two GLWs are bare around their tails, and most of the rest have that broken feather line across theirs. He's a big boy, those poor girls!
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Make them some chicken saddles.
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:I agree!
    Hens that are stressed for whatever reason don't lay as well.
  9. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Yea, I think I'm going to have to!
  10. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Someone has a no sew chicken saddle pattern made from fleece.

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