How Do Chickens Reproduce

Home Homesteading How Do Chickens Reproduce
Published on August 13, 2016

A girl chicken is called a hen.

A boy chicken is called a rooster.

A hen lays an egg every day, but unless there is a rooster the egg will not be fertile and will never hatch into a baby.

The rooster jumps on the hen and breeds her and the egg gets fertilized inside the hen before she lays it. Chickens are not like fish or frogs where the egg is fertilized outside, with chickens the egg is fertilized inside the hen.

It’s important to keep an eye on the rooster and make sure he’s not too aggressive and hurting the hens. A polite rooster will do a little mating dance to trigger the breeding.

If there is a rooster with the hen the eggs she lays will be fertile, and if she sits on the fertile eggs for 21 days they will hatch into baby chickens.


  1. Hi, do you know why chicken get runny poop and stuck in their back side ? thank you awesome job in your videos


  3. I have a rooster that does that dance in front of the hen but he is aggressive to me and attacks me.

  4. hey quick question how of you know what eggs not to gather espically if she has only laid one!

  5. In homesteading as in life, if he don't want to dance with you, get rid of him. Nice roosters dance.

  6. so if you have a rooster how do you know the hens wanting to keep the eggs? isnt the idea to eat eggs from the hens too?

  7. How do you know whether the eggs you collect have been fertilized and safe to eat?

  8. Man, that's great advice. I'm going to share this advice.

  9. Why do you act like you own your own show for kindergarteners

  10. Can i ask what type of nest should i put in my chickens' nestingboxes

  11. Gosh Becky is such a bad advise giver. Please, if you have chickens, get another source for your info

  12. Roosters get rid of them or just eat them:') Nice video Becky your Awesome:')

  13. Becky tell me some ways if I leave my chicken or chick in home for 3 to 4 days they will servive

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