Here is a newbie Question for you....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DENALI, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg color/darker/lighter ( going for brown layers) isnt effected by the breed of rooster is it? The color/depth of color is dependent only on the hen correct? Thanks
     
  2. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the color of the egg is not effected by the rooster
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Hens don't need a roo to be able to lay eggs. The only time you need a roo, is when you want fertile eggs for hatching baby peeps.

    bigzio
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If you're trying to improve your egg color in the next generation, then you need a roo from a dark egg. If you're just talking about what color an individual hen will lay, then no the kind of roo doesn't matter.
     
  5. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will hens lay more eggs with a roo present? or does it matter? Thanks
     
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does not matter if a roo is present. They will lay the same amount.
     

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