hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kitzy, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. kitzy

    kitzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Dumb Question Here But Do You Need A Roo To Have Eggs Hatch
     
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes. For the eggs to be fertile (so they will develop into a chick) you have to have a rooster and hen.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yep. No roo, no fertilized eggs.
     
  4. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well to have a fertilized egg -YES... You need a rooster... [​IMG]

    If giving the broody hen someone else's fertilized egg then no as she will sit (hopefully) the whole time and hatch them herself. [​IMG]

    If getting someone else's fertilized eggs and putting them in an incubator again no. [​IMG]

    In general to make babies you need a female and a male.... Some flowers and plants can make babies (seeds) without having another plant but then again they have both male and female parts [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. kitzy

    kitzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks i fiqured that was the case only makes sense but i see all these incubaters with eggs wernt sure do they have to hump or what [​IMG] im new to chickens
     
  6. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do "birds and Bees" activity... Having a rooster can lead to a hen being fertile for a month after (it is what I have read but have no first hand knowledge)
     

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