Another question tonight, please :)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by newBonboard, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. newBonboard

    newBonboard Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2011
    THANK YOU for earlier replies to my questions- YOU GUYS ARE SOO AWEOSME !!!

    I have another crazy question....If I leave my roo with the hens ... how will I know if the eggs are eating eggs and not little chick inside eggs..I am sorry, I know this is a dumb question lol
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    You can eat the fertile eggs with no worries. They won't start to develop unless incubated, either by a broody hen or in an incubator. Every single egg we eat in this house and all the ones I sell are fertile. There is no difference in taste, nutritional value or appearance, unless you look hard and know what you are looking for.

    Just collect your eggs regularly and you'll not have any problems.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  3. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    Gritsar is right. It took me a while to be able to spot a fertile egg from a non fertile egg. Collect the eggs everyday and you will not have any surprises.

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