I have a dear old friend who grew up on a chicken farm in another country without power. She knows how to do many things and although she does not have chickens now, she has incredible organic gardens, orchards and seems to have an answer for just about any problem I come up against in my garden- and her solutions work. She is like a walking encyclopedia of folk wisdom. She has informed me recently (since I've been talking of hatching fertile eggs) that you can tell a rooster in an egg from a hen. She said the rooster egg will be more pointed on the small end - more like a torpedo and the hen egg will be more round. it's not 100% accurate but she said on their farm they went by that- and it proved very helpful. This is in comparison within the same breed of chicken and holds true no matter what breed. Has anyone else out there heard of this method- or had any experience with sexing inside the egg? I'd love to hear about it. Thanks for your stories in advance.