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Alden Bates
Date: 2003-11-08 19:49
Subject: Chickens
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Mood:curiouscurious
I'm watching Chicken Run here, courtesy TV2. A thought struck me.

After the stars stopped circling my head, I started wondering exactly how active roosters are to get so many hens preggers.

I mean, crikey.
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Ian: w
User: ringbark
Date: 2003-11-07 23:16 (UTC)
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Keyword:w
A former workmate recalls that he has seen a farmer throw a rooster into a group of hens. After serviceing a large number of them, he died. the suggestion is that a roooster *could* deal with about fifty. Bob summarised it by saying that if you give it the chance, a rooster will shag itself to death.
Hope this helps...
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George Solana
User: drake57
Date: 2003-11-08 07:55 (UTC)
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I now have the image of roosters running around acting like Austin Powers........
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2003-11-08 03:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No no, that's Prime TV :)
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Brenda
User: antikythera
Date: 2003-11-08 08:23 (UTC)
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Hens lay eggs whether or not there's a rooster around. If she does get it on with a rooster the egg will be fertilized and it'll hatch into a chick. But the hens would still be laying the eggs even if there was no rooster. The eggs would just be chick-less.
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2003-11-08 23:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ahhhh! Fair enough :)
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