So there was a recent post that faded too quickly; regarding can a hen hatch an egg without a rooster. one responder said..... fact was ..... no it could not happen and the next had a laughing smilie. I just wanted to clear this up; because..... in fact...... an egg can hatch without a rooster. If a chick hatches from an unfertilized egg it is called parthenogenesis. It's rare I'll grant you, but it happens. Mostly it happens in cornish hen eggs. See referenced link below. http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/837/parthenogenesis-embryonic-development-in-unfertilized-eggs-may-impact-normal-fertilization-and-embryonic-mortality Happens more frequently in frogs and such.... Because this is makes chickens even more interesting in my opinion, I wanted to bring it back up and let everyone know.