question about hatching RIR eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Its Just Us Chickens, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Its Just Us Chickens

    Its Just Us Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nov 24, 2008
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    Sorry if these are dumb questions, but I'm going to ask them anyhow. [​IMG]

    If I have a hen and a rooster, does that automatically mean the eggs are fertilized?

    And does my RIR hen know she's supposed to sit on the eggs and hatch them? Because she's not. Will she hatch her own eggs or do I have to hatch them myself?
     
  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Well If you have a hen and a roo then more than likely he is "doing his job" Have you seen him mount her ?? And she will not hatch her eggs until she is ready and it is usually later in her laying cycle. You will know when she does not get out of the laying box she is ready to be a MaMa .
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Some hens never go broody. If she's a production RIR the tendency to go broody has probably been bred of of her.
     
  4. Its Just Us Chickens

    Its Just Us Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So she may not ever decide to hatch her eggs then?

    So only jsut started laying again about 2 weeks ago. When would then end of her cycle come around?
     

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