I remember reading somewhere on how to massage near the rooster's vent in a way to collect his sperm (unless it is called by another name?) and then insert it into a hens vent. I heard that this is pretty much like having the rooster mate with the hen, but the hen is never with the rooster. If this is very complicated it probably isn't for me... I just would like to have fertile eggs (to hatch), but the bantam hen that is with the bantam roo isn't laying. I don't think the hens would welcome the little rooster, so I was trying to think of another method. Getting another rooster isn't an option, as I need to keep the noise down to a minimum.