- Feb 28, 2013
I had three roosters and 26 hens last fall and had 24 chicks hatch. I'm down to one rooster now and 7 new hens (the rest were roosters from the fall that I gave away) and he doesn't mate with everyone, but DOES mate with most of the hens including one that I believe is his offspring. I have two hens sitting on 15 eggs total. We're well past the 21 day mark and I cracked them all open and none of them had incubated at all. Not Fertilized. Luck of the draw or sterile rooster? I grabbed two fresh eggs from this morning and cracked them. They both look unfertilized to me. I'm positive he was fertilizing hens in the fall. What happened?