rooster problem

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SmallFlocker207, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. SmallFlocker207

    SmallFlocker207 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 27 chicks in June of 2012, since then, i have had my rooster free ranging because he LOVES his hens and since then i have been worried rooster's actions might affect the eggs. So bottom line, Does a rooster do anything to the eggs
     
  2. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No normaly not, sometimes he will eat them if they are cracked on the floor.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't think so - mine just ignore the eggs in the nest boxes.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What do you mean, effect the eggs? Is there something specific you're wondering about?

    Since eggs are how the species survives, roosters tend to leave them alone. It would defeat the whole purpose if the rooster destroyed the eggs!
     

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