Hi, we have five chickens and would like more. We can have three to four more chickens. I thought it would be a neat project to get one or two of our chickens pregnant but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. However, I have some questions: 1. Is it possible to "hire" a rooster? In rural Latin America, when you want to get a cow pregnant, you pay to have a bull come and impregnate the cow. 2. If a chicken is pregnant (I don't even know if that's the right word for chickens), does that mean that the next egg she lays after the rooster is a fertile egg? Or on to question 3... 3. How many fertilized eggs will she lay after being with the rooster? 4. And finally, is it guaranteed that any egg she lays will be fertilized? We may not be able to do this anyway, since there is always the possibility that an egg will hatch a rooster. Roosters aren't allowed in Seattle. But I thought I would at least gather information so I know how this all works and then make a decision. Thanks!