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Henry Has Six Wives

Posted by on January 14, 2006 in Chickens


Accidental Smallholder is getting new chickens. It’s always disruptive to introduce anyone new to the brood, especially when it’s (gasp!) a man!

Henry looks like a fine fellow, and I hope his gentle disposition remains. I get asked about this a lot, so I’ll mention it here: you don’t need a rooster to lay eggs. A hen will lay an egg every day, cock or no cock. If there does happen to be a Henry around, the egg has the potential of hatching into a chick. (a process that takes a few weeks and a hen with the desire to do nothing but sit on the egg day in and day out.) Otherwise, it’s just an infertile egg.

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