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

    Feb 29, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    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

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    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).
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2008
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    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!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Put it in terms your grandma will understand.
    Does a woman need a man around to ovulate? Same difference.

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