I need rooster advice!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The Easter Bunny brought our first ever chicks for Easter! [​IMG] The problem with them is, that the Easter Bunny didn't have very good luck picking them out. Out of 12 he brought, we ended up with 8 roosters! [​IMG] Not very good luck for sure. They are 4 weeks old now and the roos are getting pretty feisty. Every time I feed them, they attack me! Needless to say, the roos are finding new homes A.S.A.P.! My question is this. Is is necessary to have a rooster? People here are telling me that I need one if I want my chickens to eventually lay eggs. I have seen some people here, I thought, that get eggs and don't have a rooster. So, do I really have to have one? [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenWing

    ChickenWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, you dont' need a rooster for eggs. The hens will lay eggs without a rooster. But, if you want Fertile eggs, to hatch, you will need a rooster.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Think of it this way... is it necessary for you to have a husband to ovulate? That's what eggs are. You cant stop them from coming down the pike, but a rooster just fertilizes them, if you want them fertile.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Funny! Thanks for the laugh! [​IMG] That makes sense! [​IMG]
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thought you'd like that. [​IMG]
     

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