rooster to hen ratio for egg production

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thenovicehen, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. thenovicehen

    thenovicehen New Egg

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    **Please note that I do not have any chickens yet. I'm only recently interested in raising chickens and am doing some research**

    I think I only want to get about 3 or 4 chickens to start out with. Do I need to have a rooster if I'm only keeping chickens for egg production?
     
  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope!
     
  3. berniezahm

    berniezahm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    StarLover is correct, you only need a roo if you want fertile eggs for hatching. [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    'Nuff said. Glad we could help.
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  5. thenovicehen

    thenovicehen New Egg

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    Oh, great! Thanks!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    With only 3 or 4 chickens a rooster might be more of a hassle than an asset.
     

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