If you hen hatched the eggs, and now you have baby chicks following the mom around you do not have to remove the rooster. Mom will make it very clear to the rooster that he is not to bother the youngsters.
Rooster's don't lay eggs, they are males.
To lay fertile eggs the hen will need a rooster to fertilize the eggs.
You don't the rooster needs to mate with the hen. Then the eggs will be fertile for about a month
To get non-fertile eggs you need to keep the hen and rooster separated, or get rid of your rooster all together.
Yes. I have six hens, and one rooster in the same coop, and the hens lay fine. Hope this helps.
hens lay no matter what. however if you want to get a fertile eggs you have to have a rooster
The hen can still lay fertile eggs for around A MONTH or less. Ther are channels in the hens that hold the rooster's fertilizing juice.
No. The presence of a rooster will not effect the number of eggs a pullet will lay. She will lay fertile eggs with a rooster present but not more. This is often a question asked and a rooster does not effect rate of lay.
Not on a farm. In a lab yes, but farms need to either buy fertile eggs or provide the hens with a rooster to get viable eggs for hatching. Eggs bought at the supermarket are not fertile.
If you wish to have fertile eggs that will hatch, then a rooster will help. If you don't have a rooster, eggs WILL still be laid (provided you have a chicken), but they will be considered breakfast eggs, and will not hatch. So, a rooster just performs the fertilization of the eggs, otherwise, they are basically worthless.
As long as there is no rooster around to mate with the hens, you will not receive fertile eggs.