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laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sean_danny, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. sean_danny

    sean_danny In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2007
    portet, france
    hello. i am not sure where to post this so sorry if in wrong spot. my question is, do i need to keep a cockerel in order to get my hens to lay eggs. the woman whom i am getting four hens from is insisting that i must have a cockerel or i will not get any eggs. is this true? i've never heard of this before.
    thanks much.
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    She just wants to get rid of one of her cockerals---she is feeding you a line of baloney!! They will lay with or with out a rooster...The only difference is that with out a rooster the eggs will not be firtile and you can not hatch anything from them. Proudly go to her and tell her you only want the four hens. [​IMG]
  3. sean_danny

    sean_danny In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2007
    portet, france
    thank you for that. i just found it so odd that she'd said that. i was beginning to think i was crazy and she was right. i'm stopping by hers today and will insist that i only want the hens. again, thanks so much.
  4. That is so naughty, be carefull she doesnt slip you a rooster.
    I guess she doesnt want to have to dispose of the roo but would like to see him go to a home.!
  5. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Make sure her place looks clean, you know, are the birds healthy, perky? Look around at the facilitys. Anyone that would try to pull the wool over a newbies eyes might try to get rid of unhealthy hens too.[​IMG]

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