Saturday, January 14, 2006

Henry Has Six Wives


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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