Hens laying egg but no rooster around

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flojo, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. flojo

    flojo New Egg

    Apr 28, 2007
    HELP!!! I was recently given two hens and now they are laying eggs about every two days. Laying eggs, not strange, however, I have no rooster. Is that normal and are the eggs edible?
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    Hens will lay eggs wether there is a rooster around or not. Yes, the eggs are perfectly edible. They are the same things you buy in the grocery store. Only they will taste much better.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Hens will lay without a roo....they are great eggs...just not fertilised so they wont hatch out babies. yummy!! Fresh eggs...enjoy them!
  4. tffstpp

    tffstpp Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2007
    williamsport pa
    Just like the eggs you buy at the grocery store, your hen's eggs are not fertile. Now that she's laying eggs, you won't have to buy any from that darn grocery store. [​IMG]

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