If the rooster was around a week before the eggs were laid then, yes, they can be hatched. But if there has never been a rooster around then, sorry, there can't be any chicks.
You can buy already fertilized eggs for chickens to sit on and hatch even if you don't have a rooster.
If the egg has been fertilized by the rooster then yes, the chickens will take care of the egg until it hatches. If the egg was not fertilized by the rooster than the egg will not hatch.
Yes, hens will lay eggs with or without a rooster. But without a rooster, the eggs are infertile, and would not hatch.
Sure they will. They just wont be a fertile egg. in meaning they wont hatch.
Yes, but they will not hatch without fertilization from a rooster.
Yes All chickens will lay eggs without the need for a rooster. All a rooster does is fetilize the eggs, it does not induce the hen to lay an egg, she will do this anyway.
No they do not unless you want to have baby chicks. Without a rooster the eggs is not fertilized so even without a rooster the hens eggs will be produced.
No, Chickens lay eggs almost everyday without a rooster. But, in order for the egg to hatch it needs to be fertile!
Yes, they can, however the eggs wont be fertile and will never hatch without a mate.Yes, chickens do it all the time. Pullets, young female chickens, always lay eggs. If there isn't a rooster (male) present, they lay non-fertile eggs, like the kind you would eat for breakfast. When there is a rooster present, they eggs are fertile, and can hatch into baby chicks.
Eggs do not have to be fertilized by a rooster if you are going to eat them.... A hen will continously lay eggs without a rooster present. However, if you wish to hatch baby chicks, then yes, they must be fertilized to hatch.
Chickens can and do lay eggs without roosters. Roosters are needed for chickens to lay fertile eggs, from which new chickens can hatch. Unfertilized eggs never hatch, but they are sold as food.
It's ok. They are mating. The rooster is fertalizing the eggs so they can hatch. :)
Chickens do NOT "give birth". After mating with a rooster, chickens lay fertilized eggs and sit on them in a nest, keeping them warm until the eggs hatch.
YEs ducks will lay without a drake- just means that they wont be fertalized so cant hatch but if you just want eating eggs then no drake will be fine ( chickens lay eggs without a rooster) :)
Yes. Hens will lay with or without a rooster. If you want to have chicks hatching from those eggs though, you need a rooster.
A rooster is not required for hens to lay eggs. A rooster is only required to fertilize the eggs, i.e. if chicks are desired, or raising chickens is the objective.
Yes. A hen can lay eggs without a roost. However, those eggs will be infertile and will never hatch.
Yes a chicken egg will not hatch without a rooster, but a hen will lay without a rooster the eggs just wont hatch
Hens can lay eggs with out roosters, but the eggs will not hatch. (Since they haven't been fertilized)
Hens will lay without a rooster, you just need a rooster for (dubious) protection and if you want to hatch chicks.
Yes, chickens for example, lay eggs without mating. That is where we get eggs for eating. The eggs sold in stores are not fertilized and can never hatch and become chickens.
Yes they are more then fine, It mearly means the eggs are not fertilised and when the chickens become clucky and sit on the eggs they cannot incubate abd develop however if you were planning on breeding a rooster is essential.
Hens lay eggs without a rooster. It is only when the rooster fertilises the female's eggs that he will affect the egg production. (After fertilisation the hen will lay a clutch of fertile eggs which she will hatch.)
If you wish to have fertile eggs that will hatch, then a rooster will help. If you don't have a rooster, eggs WILL still be laid (provided you have a chicken), but they will be considered breakfast eggs, and will not hatch. So, a rooster just performs the fertilization of the eggs, otherwise, they are basically worthless.
A rooster in the hen house is not going to make the hens lay more eggs. If a farmer is wanting to have more chickens, then a select few hens can be put with a rooster for awhile to produce eggs that will actually hatch into baby chicks.