Wednesday, January 18, 2012

There is no Role of Roosters in the Egg Formation

Yes!!! The title of this article is 100 per cent correct and also you read it correctly. Most of us don’t know the fact that the rooster is not required to produce egg within the hen. Many animals including human beings need no male partners to produce eggs. Egg production is a physiological phenomenon of a female of a mammal. The partner is only needed to fertilize the eggs. In other words, the table purpose eggs don’t require cocks in a chicken coop.

If you’re going to use the eggs for table purpose only, you don’t need males in your coop. On other hand, if you do require eggs for hatching, then you should have at least one male for 10-20 females in your chicken coop.

My advice for the first timers of raising chicken is that they don’t require roosters for their backyard farm because the roosters not only going to produce fertilized egg, but also waking up to the lovely sound of a rooster crowing in the morning. Moreover, the roosters crow throughout the day, which will bother you and your neighbours.


  1. You're totally right about the fact that hens don't need a rooster to lay eggs, but I have some reasons why I still like to keep roosters anyway. First of all, I like how they treat the ladies. At least my men do. It's so nice to see them taking care of the girls. They keep the peace by making sure all girls get what they need. (A dominant hen can take this role too if there's no rooster around, but I like it more this way)
    Second reason is that my neighbours have roosters too, so it don't bother them I added 3 loud crowers to the neighbourhood.
    Thirth reason is that I think they're beautiful. They look great and bring some extra color to the coop.
    I must say my roosters all have their own group of hens. They can't come near each other and I'm planning on keeping it that way because I'm pretty sure they will never become close friends.

  2. wowow.... nice blog.. i like it man

  3. I definitely agree with this claim and many people have the misconception that Roosters are needed in the egg formation process which is indeed false! I've been in the chicken coop building business for a long time and its definitely misunderstood by the majority of people!

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