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How does a rooster fertilize an egg?

How does a rooster fertilize an egg?

It’s a common misconception that a hen is incapable of laying eggs without a rooster around. There are no roosters on commercial egg farms and hens lay only unfertilised eggs. A hen requires around 24-26 hours to produce an egg and after it is laid, the process starts all over again about 30 minutes later.