rooster seperation from hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cami, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. cami

    cami Out Of The Brooder

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    i looooooove my rooster and it would be nice to have a few hatching eggs but i also need infertile eggs to eat (i wont eat fertile eggs, im vegetarian) my chickens are all free range. have any ideas on how to keep my rooster but still have infertile eggs? is the only choice separating him from the rest of the flock? if i have to build/buy a brand new coop i probably wont be able to keep the rooster (im short on money right now.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, the only choice is seperating him from the flock or caponizing him. The unfertilized egg is a single living cell. Once fertilized, it goes through a couple mitotic changes then remains dormant until incubated. Really it is no more "animal" than an unfertilized single cell egg which is alive only nonfertilized.
     
  3. cami

    cami Out Of The Brooder

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    ok i see your point. Thanks.
    would it be ok to keep him with just one hen?
     

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