"If their is no rooster how do your hens lay eggs" ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bigwig, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Never.

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  2. One or two times.

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  3. Five to ten times.

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  4. Ten to twenty times.

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  5. I've been asked this question so many times I've stoped counting.

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  1. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Often when I am talking to non-chicken people about my chickens they will always ask, "Do you have a rooster"? When I say no they usually looked shocked and then ask suspiciously,"If their is no rooster how do your hens lay eggs"

    How many times have you been asked this question? Cast your vote it the poll above.
     
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    One of my friends were so confused when I was explaining that you don't need a rooster for your hen to lay eggs and if you have a rooster it doesn't make they eggs a chick but the possibility of being one. [​IMG]
     
  3. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    When people ask that, I explain, and there like "So, do don't need a rooster to get eggs?"

    Me:[​IMG]
     
  4. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, and when they think you can hatch store bought eggs... And when they don't know that chicks hatch looking like slimy half feathered dragons instead of cute fluffy balls of plumage.
     
  5. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its even worse when they start telling you their opinions about how to raise chickens even though they don't know a thing![​IMG]
     
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  6. BubblesTPB

    BubblesTPB New Egg

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    The ex and some of her friends. Now that i have a rooster I get "So the eggs have baby chicken in them?!" lol
     
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    My MIL didn't believe me when I told her I was going to be able to get eggs without having a rooster. Her reasoning? They always had a rooster on the farm she grew up on. I offered to look it up online so she could read it herself but she wouldn't. She closed the subject by telling my husband I was "a lunatic". [​IMG]

    Well, I must be crazy because I've had chickens almost 2 years and been getting plenty of eggs without every having had a rooster.

    They must be miracle eggs!
     
  8. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    If and when I'm asked the question I just remind them that even human females continue to 'lay' an egg every 28ish days with or without a male around, it usually leaves them with a dumbfounded look...
     
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  9. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Yep, that's the perfect answer [​IMG]
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    That's to funny![​IMG]
     

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