Will Our Rooster Help???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mandolinmama, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    Urbana Missouri
    We have two hens and one rooster. We've caught him doing the funky chicken with both. Only one lays. I was wondering if having him around might help the other hen to start laying.
    All three of them have only been here for a couple of weeks and we've been getting eggs from one hen (bantum) but not from our standard size one.
    Any thoughts???
    I really would love to see her lay some for us![​IMG]
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    A rooster has nothing to do with whether or not a hen lays eggs. Remember, eggs forming in a chicken is like a human woman ovulating-don't need a man for that, LOL! Maybe your other hen is just taking time to adjust to her new surroundings. Give her some time. The funky chicken, LOL! That's a good one! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2007
  3. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    Urbana Missouri
    Thanks Cynthia!
    I just didn't know if it would get her "mojo" in action or not. However, seeing it like "my" monthly cycle, it certainly makes alot of sense.
    Hope she lays for us sometime, but even if she doesn't EVER lay for us, she's got a beautiful personality and we'll love her until she's a really old little lady.
    Thanks for your reply though!!![​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Glad to help-sounds like she has a good home now!
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Is she old enough to start laying? Some breeds start later than others.
  6. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Hi I had my girls for a month before they started laying. Time passes so slowly when you are waiting.
  7. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    If she's only been with you a couple of weeks, she may just be getting her cycle back in order. Moving to a new place can be traumatic for chickens, who are creatures of habit. Hopefully she'll be laying in no time!

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