This question will show me as a real newby. Is a rooster necessary for

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ken H, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Ken H

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    hens to start laying eggs. I thought the hens would lay regardless, just the eggs would'nt be fertilized. My wife says a rooster is required for any egg laying to occur. Can't find the answer in a general search. Help!
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    You get to silently revel in the fact that your wife is wrong about something!!! A roo is NOT necessary for egg production... [​IMG]

    Notice I said "silently".....Especially cause this will be the first time your wife was EVER wrong about something, and only because it's a subject she wasn't familiar with....[​IMG]
     
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  3. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

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    They will lay with no Rooster! I have had people I work with try to tell me you have to have a Rooster to get eggs...I have three hens that lay an egg each everyday with no roo...

    Edited for grammar!
     
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  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    I think there are quite a few people that think that way. However you are right... this time!
     
  5. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    Quote:Not to thread jack, but why is your avatar a bar code?
     
  6. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

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    JenEric Farms, as in generic (ever bought generic food...it comes in a white box with only a barcode) jen is my name and eric is my husband...
     
  7. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    Aha....how clever....I deduced with my super intelligence that the Jen + Eric meant "generic" but not the barcode part....LOL!

    ETA: "super intelligence", not "intelligent"....see, I got me some smarts....
     
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  8. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

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    "super intelligence"...i love it...
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Hi Ken H, [​IMG] from South Carolina!

    There's no such thing as a dumb question- we have all had to learn at some point. And Mrs. Ken H, no rooster needed for eggs, only if you want fertilized eggs.
     
  10. miss_thenorth

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    I had a guy who has raised chickens for eggs for 10 years tell me that having a rooster will cause the chickens eggs to have blood spots in them. and this is from a chicken guy!!!!

    Roosters are only needed for procreation.
     

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