- Jan 15, 2012
Well I've been struggling with the idea of having chickens just for the sole purpose of eggs for all of my family. Problem is I know nothing about them, I have pigs cows and horses but never had any chickens. So I have my coop & run started, pretty large set up so I will have room to expand in the future. I plan on going with leg horns I know they can be flighty so I will cover their run. Here comes the dunce part, rooster ? How many or at all. I plan on starting out with 6 to 8 hens. Ok now I will make myself really sound like an idiot... exactly what roll does a rooster play does he make the hens be able to lay or does his roll come after she lays? I don't want to raise chicks just want eggs to eat. With that being said do I even need a rooster if not will it hurt to have one in my flock because I would like to have one regardless so I can have some one outside crowing in the wee hours of morning. Any advice is appreciated guess I'm a dummy but none of my live stock lay eggs...