We got rid of our roosters, does that affect the size of the eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RIley2c, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. RIley2c

    RIley2c New Egg

    Oct 31, 2009
    We had 2 Light Brahma Roosters aka Gentle Giants. The boys were truly the sweetest!!!!!! They were soooo large (15-17lbs), when I'd go out to the coop for a visit, they'd flap they're wings to pick up speed to come see me. Totally cute! Anyways my father got rid of them.

    Our hens used to lay double yolks several times as week. Now we're lucky to get 1 double yolk per month, the size of the eggs have gone down too.

    Is it possible, that by getting rid of the roosters affect the egg size?

    Thank you in advance for info:D
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'll spare any analogy, but no, roosters or not has nothing to do with the movement of eggs in the female's reproductive tract. You're probably not getting double yolk eggs because the girls are maturing and thus their bodies are figuring it out.

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