questions about chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mary24, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. mary24

    mary24 New Egg

    Apr 18, 2011
    We are new to chickens and we got 7 on Friday. We were looking for 12 but will pick up the rest on Wednesday. 6 white leghorns and 1 golden comet (getting 5 more comets). We got these for eggs only. Will they still lay ok even without a rooster. I have heard both ways on this. We live in central Wi. and we have on old barn, would that be warm enough in the winter? And I was told to keep the food and water outside so you don't get mice and rats inside. We are planning on free ranging.
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Yes they will lay without a rooster. My first two chickens didn't have a rooster for 4 months and gave me many eggs. [​IMG]
    Oh and I forgot, [​IMG] !
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2011
  3. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Glenfield, ny
    Quote:X2-yes, they will most definitely lay eggs without the rooster, his only job is to fertilize the eggs. And [​IMG]

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