no roo allowed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silentwayne, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. silentwayne

    silentwayne Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2016
    Alamance Co., NC
    So my question is, how can I get my hens to hatch and raise chicks if I, by law, can't have a roo? Artificially?
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    Most people use an incubator. If you really want your hens raising chick's your best bet is wait for one to go broody and then order some fertilized eggs. Switch the non fertile out with the fertile eggs your hen will not know the difference.
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Buy fertile eggs from someone else.
    First, you need to decide what you will do with all the males that will inevitably hatch.
    Then, you need a hen to go broody...they don't all do that, and rarely when you want them to.
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