Myth or Fact?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicky Joy, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure this question has gone around and around on this board but I'm curious.

    We have 8 hens that just started laying two weeks ago. We have no desire to get a rooster but have been asked about it many times. My question is, will the hens quit laying because there is not a rooster around?
     
  2. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    That is just a myth. Having a rooster around is only if you want those Eggs to be fertile, that way you can have baby chicks some day! other then that, you really do not NEED a rooster and your hens will still lay! [​IMG]
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    No. I don't think that is true. The rooster is for protection and fertilization.
     
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    No. You donnot need a rooster for eggs. There are people who prefer non fertilized eggs, and those are the ones that have no roosters.
    Eggs bought from large grocery stores come from large egg laying factories with tons of hens and no roosters.

    So you're fine being rooster-less. [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Think of it this way-it's like asking if a human woman can ovulate if she isn't married. Same exact thing. Can't stop the eggs!
     
  6. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought. I just wanted a little reinforcement after getting some insistent comments from a few people about our lack of roosters. Thanks for the confirmation.
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Quote:Just goes to show that "common sense"... isn't.
     

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