More eggs with the roo...?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kybeagle, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. kybeagle

    kybeagle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullets are just now becoming of age to start laying good. I have one that has started which I have picked up an egg from about every 3 days for the last 2 weeks. My question is will hens lay more eggs with a rooster in the flock or not. I've heard some people say yes and others say it doesn't matter!
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Doesn't make a hill a beans difference.
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, doesn't matter at all---Unless you have too many roos and the hens are getting harrassed all the time and in that case they'll lay less. I like my roos though, they find the girls' treats and fix the nests up just right for them to lay in--pretty too.
     
  4. gordonburrito

    gordonburrito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have mostly high egg production breeds and they lay every day without a rooster. If there was a difference, it would have to be a few eggs a year. On the other hand, my chickens think I am the rooster and squat for me when they see me coming or when I reach for them. This makes them MUCH easier to catch.
     
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  5. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster's don't matter... Depends on the breed of the chicken how may they will lay, also if they are younger it may take them a bit to start laying every day!
     

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