ROOSTER??!?!??!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by t-dawg, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. t-dawg

    t-dawg In the Brooder

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    Ok, i need to know what do you do to make sure that the eggs DON'T become fertile?
     
  2. Don't have a rooster. [​IMG]
     
  3. t-dawg

    t-dawg In the Brooder

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    but if i don't get a rooster, then, won't the hens stop laying as much as they would have with a rooster?(Im not dumb , i know you don't need a rooster for eggs)
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Hens will lay eggs just as much with a rooster or without.
     
  5. t-dawg

    t-dawg In the Brooder

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    Could i just section off the coop(inside) so they dont?
     
  6. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Songster

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    that would do it! [​IMG]
     
  7. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Songster

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    He'd probably be driven crazy to see all the hens on the other side of the fence and not be able to get to them. He'd run the fence line all the time! As long as you collect daily and refrigerate the eggs promptly they really are no different than non-fertile eggs.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    ditto what goldensunriseranch said [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenannie

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    How many chickens do you have? If less then 12 I definitely wouldn't get a rooster.
     
  10. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

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    You don't need a roo for eggs and you will get just as many eggs with a roo than without one.
     

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