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egg hatching without rooster???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by britlynn327, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. britlynn327

    britlynn327 Hatching

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    [​IMG]I have 5 hens. Will an egg hatch without a rooster???
     

  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    A rooster needs to make the eggs fertile in order to hatch. Hope this answers your question
     
  3. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    No!
     
  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:NO!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Songster

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    Negative
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Certainly not....
     
  7. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
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    probably not.
     

  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    Your hens will lay lovely, delicious eggs without the need of a rooster.

    In order for chicks to hatch from those eggs you need a rooster to fertilize them.

    If you have a broody hen (a hen wanting to sit on eggs) you can get her some fertile eggs. If this is not possible and you want to break the broodiness, lock her out of the nest, break it up, collect the eggs ASAP and in a few weeks she will move on past the broodiness. Collect the eggs several times a day (if you can) and eat the eggs being produced. Don't leave eggs under a broody hen that will not hatch. If they burst you will have a nasty mess to clean up.

    I hope this helps you.
     
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:Only if a sneaky neighbors' rooster has been by to 'visit'.
     
  10. Tyna

    Tyna In the Brooder

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    How does a rooster fertilize the egg?
     

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