questions about chicken breeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by emnicole514, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. emnicole514

    emnicole514 In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2013
    slidell, la
    so i am just starting out with chickens and i am wondering if i get a couple different breeds of hens or pullets such as silkies, olive eggers, Rhode island reds, and barred rocks will i have to get a variety of roosters or can i just get one breed of rooster like a silkie?
  2. BGMatt

    BGMatt Songster

    Feb 28, 2013
    Battle Ground, WA
    You need males of matching breeds only if you want to hatch purebreds, which while I and many others would certainly encourage, isn't necessary. Of course if you're just wanting eggs there's no reason for a male at all.

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