I have a question I'm fairly new to owning chickens. I was told tonight that I need to separate my rooster from my girls or I won't be able to have any eggs that are edible. I've never heard this before but like I said I'm new to this. I was also told that after two years hens stop laying eggs and they rotate them and kill them to eat. Is this true? I have seven girls and one boy. The red hen was giving me eggs for about four days straight and has stopped completely. She is new at Lane eggs since she was born in May. I might add two of the seven hens I received from a friend and I don't know how old they are the the five hens and the rooster were born late May and I've had them since chicks. I'm not getting any egg production from any of them.