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Can hens lay eggs without a rooster?

Can hens lay eggs without a rooster?

Chickens
Many of us raise chickens not only as pets but also to enjoy the delicious food they offer. But how do our feathered friends produce these beautiful eggs? Do they need a rooster to start the process of laying an egg? The answer is no! You don't need a rooster for your chickens to lay eggs. Your chickens will lay an egg about every 25 hours with or without a rooster. However, although hens have the ability to lay eggs without a rooster, a rooster will be needed to fertilize the hens' eggs. So if you want to have chicks, you will need to add a beautiful rooster to your backyard flock and let the rooster begin the courtship! At what age does a hen begin to lay eggs? The age at which hens begin to lay eggs varies somewhat, depending on the breed of chicken and the time of year, but most b...