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Rooster, Hens and Eggs????

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Hi,, I have talked to several of my Customers (dog groomer) who have grown up on a working farm,and said they only had hens as it isn't good to have Roosters as the  eggs are fertile..Does it really matter to eat eggs that are picked everyday and have roosters with the Hens??  They said you get red in some eggs????  It seems to me alot of you have Roosters right?? Sorry if this is a dump question  Kristin

Mom to 3 dogs ,Boomer 15, Kyser 6 and Reno my heeler 1 year old, 7 cats,, New to sharing my life with 20 chickens, 1 Rescued Sable Lopp Rabbit and a Wife to a Great Husband who loves us all...
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Mom to 3 dogs ,Boomer 15, Kyser 6 and Reno my heeler 1 year old, 7 cats,, New to sharing my life with 20 chickens, 1 Rescued Sable Lopp Rabbit and a Wife to a Great Husband who loves us all...
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It is not a dumb question. Yes, sometimes the eggs get red spots, but that can also happen in infertile eggs. It's just caused by a glitch in the "egg factory" when that egg is being produced. Fertilized eggs don't look or taste any different than infertile eggs, and as long as you collect your eggs every day, there will not be a problem. Enjoy your rooster and your eggs!

Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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What bobbi-j said. Those blood or meat spots happen regardless of a rooster. You just never see them in store eggs because they candle the eggs and screen those out. I've kept roosters with my layers for 20 years and never had a nasty surprise in an egg. As you said, just don't let them start incubating, collect them every day and it's all good.

Rachel BB

Relapsed with leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant this time. If you're interested in joining the donor registry, please go to http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ for more information.

 

Getting chemo takes a lot of blood products!  http://www.redcross.org/blood

 

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Rachel BB

Relapsed with leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant this time. If you're interested in joining the donor registry, please go to http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ for more information.

 

Getting chemo takes a lot of blood products!  http://www.redcross.org/blood

 

I will praise You in this storm.

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Thanks for all the help,,, it makes me feel better...Kristin

Mom to 3 dogs ,Boomer 15, Kyser 6 and Reno my heeler 1 year old, 7 cats,, New to sharing my life with 20 chickens, 1 Rescued Sable Lopp Rabbit and a Wife to a Great Husband who loves us all...
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Mom to 3 dogs ,Boomer 15, Kyser 6 and Reno my heeler 1 year old, 7 cats,, New to sharing my life with 20 chickens, 1 Rescued Sable Lopp Rabbit and a Wife to a Great Husband who loves us all...
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