I need Help ! I need to prove something!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by frankie5316, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Grandma is convinced that chickens need to have a rooster "LOVE' them in order to lay egss. I said they lay eggs without a rooster. does having a rooster affect a chickens egg production at all?
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    No. Hens will lay eggs without a rooster present at all. All the eggs that are in the grocery store are usually from hens that have never even SEEN a male of their species (other than when they were born as chicks).
     
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  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I never had a rooster for the first 12 years I had chickens. I've collected many eggs!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Put it in terms your grandma will understand.
    Does a woman need a man around to ovulate? Same difference.
     

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