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Question about hens and roos!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mhoward92, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. mhoward92

    mhoward92 Songster

    Oct 5, 2007
    Ok so I have heard too many different opinions about keeping roosters and hens together... There are two sides to it.

    1) " keeping a rooster with a flock of hens will wear them out and reduce egg production. If you have a rooster you can let it with the hens but only under your supervision."

    2) " you can keep a single rooster with hens in the same coop, but no more than one rooster otherwise they will fight! Keeping a rooster with a flock of hens keeps the hens "in line" and makes them happy.

    So which of these are true? Im a newbie so Im not shure. And I thought if a rooster and hens were together they would produce Fertile eggs!?!?

    Comments/ Opinions would help so greatly!

    Thanks, Mitch
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
    # 2 is true for the most part.

    You will get fertile eggs.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I am a graduate of school #2. [​IMG]

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