Do chickens need to mate to lay eggs?

No. Chickens can produce eggs without the presence of a rooster (male chicken). However, mating with a rooster is necessary to produce fertile eggs (from which new chicks will be born).

Does a rooster crow only once in the morning?

No, roosters (male chickens) typically crow many times a day, without a specific pattern. Roosters can be a major noise problem and that’s why local regulations are usually strict regarding roosters.

Do female chickens crow?

No, but female chickens can also be noisy at some time if something irritates them and/or they feel threatened.

What is the egg chicken’s lifespan and production yield and schedule?

The lifespan of a healthy chicken ranges from 8 to 12 years. There are of course striking exceptions to these age limits. Hens start producing eggs from 5-6 months old till the last years of their life. However, most chickens stop producing eggs at a good rate when they become 3 years old. During the first years of their life, chickens produce on average 180-270 eggs annually.

Do you have a question regarding chickens? Please share your question in the comments below. We will make our best to answer as soon as possible.

1.) How to raise Chickens

2.) Chicken Coop – Hen House

3.) How to select chickens for eggs or meat

4.) How to feed Chickens

5.) Chickens Egg Production

6.) Backyard Chicken Health & Diseases

7.) Chicken Waste Management

8.) Q&As on Chickens

Do you have experience in Chicken farming? Please share your experience, methods and practices in the comments below. All the content you add will be soon reviewed by our agronomists. Once approved, it will be added to and it will influence positively thousands of new and experienced farmers across the world.


We join forces with N.G.O.s, Universities, and other organizations globally to fulfill our common mission on sustainability and human welfare.