Is a Rooster necessary?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blackbird13, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Blackbird13

    Blackbird13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, This is probably a very silly question but I was just wondering if I need to keep a rooster as well, in order for the hens to lay?
     
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Nope! Just hens are fine!!
     
  3. KenLamWV

    KenLamWV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, the rooster will help protect his flock, but his main purpose is if you want fertilized eggs for more chicks. So if you just want the eggs for consumption, No rooster is needed.
     
  4. Blackbird13

    Blackbird13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks xxx
     

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