Rooster type

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stacylynnm, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. stacylynnm

    stacylynnm Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it matter what type rooster I use to fertilize my eggs? This is very new to me. I want to have more layers and want to hatch them myself. Wasn't sure how important breed is. Thanks.
     
  2. atikin

    atikin Out Of The Brooder

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    You can use any breed you want to :)

    although if your wanting to hatch chicks to lay when older i suggest getting a breed of rooster that has good laying abilities
     
  3. stacylynnm

    stacylynnm Out Of The Brooder

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    I know nothing about roosters. What breeds would be best? I want good laying chickens to sell eggs later.
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Any rooster will fertilize your hens eggs. If you want pure breeds you need the same rooster breed as your hens.
    And you dont need a rooster for your hens to lay eggs. They will lay without a rooster.
    Some good egg laying breeds are...

    Rhode Island Red
    Black Australorps
    Leghorns


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  5. stacylynnm

    stacylynnm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Getting good eggs from my red stars. I like them. Now to find them the perfect roo!
     

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