Rooster and Hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CoalLucker, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. CoalLucker

    CoalLucker Chirping

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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. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you have a rooster, most likely the eggs will be fertile. They will not begin to develop unless incubated so if you collect daily they will be fine to eat.
     
  3. in2camo

    in2camo In the Brooder

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    Agreed with post above... I've even heard of fertile eggs in the grocery store that have been able to be incubated and hatched.
     

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