Rooster and Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CoalLucker, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. CoalLucker

    CoalLucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just recently got 4 new chickens that were all supposed to be hens. As they've grown older, about 6 or 7 weeks now, I've started thinking that one is actually a rooster. I was hoping to get eggs from the hens, so what happens if I keep the rooster around? Will all the eggs be fertilized or if I get to them quick enough will they be able to be eaten? Any answers help, thank you.
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Post pictures of the one you think is a cockerel. If it truly is male, you can certainly eat fertile eggs. As long as you collect eggs daily none can possibly develop, and you will never know the difference.
     
  3. CoalLucker

    CoalLucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the pictures of the chicken I believe to be a rooster
     

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