Are fertilized eggs more nutritious?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kaddidle, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. kaddidle

    kaddidle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had someone tell me this week that my eggs were the nutritional equivalent of commercially produced eggs because I don't keep a rooster with my hens. Is there any truth to this?
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    No, there isn't. The nutrition of the egg depends on what is fed to the chicken, not whether or not there is an extra cell donated from the rooster.
     
  3. kaddidle

    kaddidle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was my thought. I mean, I suppose the nutritional value of an egg with a developing chick might be different, but I can't imagine that a tiny dose of rooster sperm would make much of a difference. The guy swore to me that I wouldn't have the "fortification benefits" that increase calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels...
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The only difference, as said, is within diet. And surely there's a BIG difference in store bought vs home grown eggs. . . And even more so if the feed isn't commercial or the hens are free ranged.
     

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