I'm crushed. I got lucky with a wonderful rooster. He was with me for 2 weeks and got sick out of no were and pasted away. Lucky I caught him mating my hen/ Australorp and Today she layed a egg, Im praying this child will be his, I have another rooster and I diddent catch him mating her but still I don't know. Just praying for this egg, I'm putting it in the bator Thuresday or Wednesday. My rooster died about a hour ago, but I just checked on him 10 mins ago and found him dead in the cage.