I've actually done searches and can't find what I'm looking for. I guess nobody has ever asked before. Well, I've mustered my courage and I'm going to do it. I'm going to ask those dumb questions I've been afraid to ask for fear of all you xperts tsk tsk tsking me. #1 Do you need a rooster for a chicken to lay an egg, or do they just fertilize the eggs a chicken lays anyway? #2 We have one rooster and twenty hens. How many will he fertilize (he can't get them all can he?) #3 If the rooster is a barred rock, and he fertilizes a slw egg, what kind of chicken do you get? #4 Do all fertilized eggs hatch? ...and how does the hen know when to sit on them? #5 Do chickens have a memory that lasts more than 48 hours? #6 If a chicken can only lay an egg a day, how does she end up with 9 underneath her, all fertilized and hatching together?