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Rooster needed for eggs/or more eggs? HELP

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sutphindanesnchickens, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. sutphindanesnchickens

    sutphindanesnchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Was just wondering if a rooster is needed to keep the girls laying or just help them FEEL GOOD?
     
  2. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    From what I understand you don't need a rooster for more eggs, just 14 hours of light a day and high quality feed.
     
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    Franklin, TN
    No roosters necessary for eggs.
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    All a rooster does is fertilize the eggs. Having a rooster wont make your hens lay anymore. [​IMG]
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    A good rooster will do his best to protect your girls from predators (some even to the point of giving their life). He will find good things for them to eat. He'll keep them rounded up and look for any wanderers. He will break up any fights that get out of hand between the girls.
    A good rooster is worth his weight in gold, but your girls are going to lay eggs without his help.
     
  6. rockabilly7

    rockabilly7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You dont need a rooster to get eggs but they do a very good job keeping their girls in line and making them happy.
     
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Gritsar it the nail on the head.
     
  8. andbab

    andbab Chillin' With My Peeps

    just curious. If you have a rooster your eggs are going to be fertilized right, well how do you keep from getting chicks in your eating eggs.
     
  9. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:you collect eggs frequently so no one incubates them..
    and don't put them in an incubator, put them in the fridge.
     
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  10. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I question the part of breaking up the girl fights. Has anyone seen this happen? (may I just have a crappy rooster [​IMG] )

    Hobby
     

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