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Chickens and Roosters

Is it possible to have only hens in a coop?


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January 22, 2008 5:01AM

Yes. We use our chickens for eggs, but not for breeding. We keep just hens. For the first year we had roosters. They were beautiful, but they would pull feathers from the hens, chased the kids, scratched our legs, and would crow first thing in the morning. We gave them away to a friend that wanted them. It has been a few years now rooster free and we haven't had any adverse effects from their absence. The hen's feathers grew back quickly, we don't have to worry about being spurred when collecting eggs, and we can sleep in on Saturdays.