Rooster Detection

A helpful hint on detecting rooster eggs.
By Joyce Hamilton
April/May 2001
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Follow this tip to keep roosters out of your coop!
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Although I raised chickens for many years, I never knew this helpful hint until my farmer neighbor told me. When your hen is sitting on eggs in her nest and you don't want any new roosters around, remove any eggs that come to a point. These are the male eggs. Let the hen hatch only the rounded eggs and they will all be females — no roosters in that batch!








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