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Do roosters make eggs icky?

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My grandma told me that if you are eating your eggs not to get roosters because they make the eggs icky. True or False?

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Oh, dear. Your grammy perhaps didn't like the little blood spot that sometimes appears in fertilized eggs. It is perfectly harmless and should just be eaten along with the cooked egg. Science has proved that a fertilized egg (from having an active rooster around) doesn't make it more nutritious. 

Roosters are wonderful to have. They protect the hens. I would I could have one but our little town doesn't allow them.Too noisy!

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"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral."
 Frank Lloyd Wright

Visit my hens live on camera at http://backyardhencam.com.
Gardeners please see my garden blog at http://centralcoastgardening.com.
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All due respect to the above poster, but fertilization doesn't cause blood spots. Blood spots are present in lots of commercial (infertile) eggs, that's why they're candled and those eggs are pulled to be used in bakeries, etc instead of being sold in cartons. 

 

Even experienced folks often have a hard time telling if an egg is fertile when they crack it open. It's very difficult to tell the difference. 

 

The main difference between store bought eggs and backyard eggs is the candling. From your backyard birds, rooster or not, you get eggs all natural, so you get the glitches that sometimes happen. Those include blood spots, meat spots, weird shells, lack of shell, double yolks, bumps/ridges on the shells, and other weird things. 

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

All due respect to the above poster, but fertilization doesn't cause blood spots. Blood spots are present in lots of commercial (infertile) eggs, that's why they're candled and those eggs are pulled to be used in bakeries, etc instead of being sold in cartons. 

 

Even experienced folks often have a hard time telling if an egg is fertile when they crack it open. It's very difficult to tell the difference. 

 

The main difference between store bought eggs and backyard eggs is the candling. From your backyard birds, rooster or not, you get eggs all natural, so you get the glitches that sometimes happen. Those include blood spots, meat spots, weird shells, lack of shell, double yolks, bumps/ridges on the shells, and other weird things. 

Sometimes my chickens lay an egg with a cracker jack toy inside.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #5 of 7
Simple answer: false. Fertilized eggs are not icky smile.png they taste no different than non-fertilized eggs.
Edited by eleaserek - 2/3/16 at 9:20pm
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Sometimes my chickens lay an egg with a cracker jack toy inside.

Can I get some eggs from ya, I love cracker jack toys, esp the wet and stick tatoos
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Sometimes my chickens lay an egg with a cracker jack toy inside.
I like the tatts and magnifier. Set a lot of fires with it.
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