Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Araucanas are cool. They have sideburns and lay blue eggs! Or Rhode Island Reds with their brown eggs. I hear they are pretty hardy. My wife wants some, too. I asked if she wanted them outside the fence so the coyotes could eat them or inside the fence so the dogs could. She wants a chain link chicken yard with chain link on top to keep all non-chickens out. The only problem is roosters. She freaks out about the dogs barking at coyotes in the middle of the night and disturbing the neighbors. Roosters don't just crow at first light. Sometimes they crow all through the night. So I think she is not ready for that. We would have to make sure we have no roosters, ever.

Wait, help a complete moron out for a sec, would ya?
I know ZERO about this stuff but my gut tells me that perpetually lonely hens who don't have any contact with roosters is a problem.
Am I wrong about this? You mean it is possible to just have celibate hens their entire lives?

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