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What difference is there to eating fertile verses infertile. Why do big outfits candle the eggs before shipping , what if ther is blood in egg whites.

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Originally Posted by Spitman 

What difference is there to eating fertile verses infertile. Why do big outfits candle the eggs before shipping , what if ther is blood in egg whites.


There's no difference eating eggs that are fertile or infertile. They candle eggs to look for cracks or for other imperfections that would put off consumers, like blood spots. They are NOT candling for fertility b/c they don't keep roosters with their layers.  Fertility cannot be determined until eggs are kept under the proper temperatures and humidity for a number of days anyway, which they would not do b/c they want to sell eating eggs.

post #3 of 10

What difference is there to eating fertile verses infertile.

The only significant difference is in the mind.  There is no difference in nutrition, how long they will last if stored properly (keep them under the mid-70's so they don't develop.  Non-fertile eggs stored too warm can go bad too from bacteria but they will not develop.), no difference in taste or consistency.  The only difference in appearance is the bull's eye if you know what you are looking for and look real close.  For some people that difference in the mind is important. 

Why do big outfits candle the eggs before shipping

To avoid surprises to the customers.  Most people getting eggs from the store would be horrified to find blood spots, meat spots, anything like that in their eggs.  They would think there is something unsafe in them.  Some of the blood spots and such can be prettty massive and unappetizing.  The eggs that are identified as not being perfect in the candling are sold to bakeries and such, where the egg is mixed up and the defect is hidden.

what if ther is blood in egg whites.

I use it anyway.  Other than looking unappetizing, it is not going to hurt you.

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

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post #4 of 10

Blood in an egg doesn't always mean the egg is fertile.  Sometimes a capillary is incorporated into the egg while it is formed or moves down the oviduct.

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Black Stars, EEs, Marans, and a feathered demon (whoops, I mean silver Lakenvelder) and now 6 mixed chicks under two broodies!
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Kelly, mom of two daughters, six cats, and a Great Pyrenees
Black Stars, EEs, Marans, and a feathered demon (whoops, I mean silver Lakenvelder) and now 6 mixed chicks under two broodies!
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post #5 of 10

Very good answers, I agree with all three!!    thumbsup

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Smith/Giles "project" Lavender Orpingtons, Spring of 2012 Part English "project" Lavenders , Part English BBS Orpingtons, Buff Orpingtons and Bantam Light Brahmas.  Follow me down the yellow brick road!!! 

I'm holding out for the gold star !!!!   

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post #6 of 10

In my country ve eet only fertile eggs!
Make big strong man from leetle boyz.
Save unfertile for vomen and leetle children.
hahahaha!!!!!

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thanks for the info guy's.

Husband to my love ,father to 2 girls , 2 boys , and keeper of 30+ chickens. loving life , family, and God!!  James 2:24-26
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Husband to my love ,father to 2 girls , 2 boys , and keeper of 30+ chickens. loving life , family, and God!!  James 2:24-26
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Tuffoldhen 

Very good answers, I agree with all three!!    thumbsup


Me too.  I once had a vegan give me heck when she found I'd sold her fertile eggs but I'm sure they didn't hurt her.  As was said, the only problem is in the eater's mind.  A hen lays an egg a day--roughly--and needs at least a week and half's worth before she starts to brood them yet all eggs hatch at, roughly, the same time.  That means eggs aren't maturing when gathered from under the hens every morning.

I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by crj 

In my country ve eet only fertile eggs!
Make big strong man from leetle boyz.
Save unfertile for vomen and leetle children.
hahahaha!!!!!


LOL! lol

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by woodmort 

...I once had a vegan give me heck when she found I'd sold her fertile eggs but I'm sure they didn't hurt her.


Well shame on HER, because Vegans don't EAT eggs. Fertile or infertile.  If she was making an exception, thinking that because they weren't fertile that they weren't alive, then she should have ASKED before she ate!!

Good information here in this post!

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