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Are fertilized eggs yucky to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by texas_chick, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wasn't sure how to word this -sorry!
    We got two Cuckoo Marans today and picked the darkest ones in hopes of getting pullets.
    But the two look so different from each other.
    I am thinking one might be a roo.
    So I am plotting to buy an acre of the ranch behind our property to get around the home owner's association restrictions.
    I thought it was brilliant! but then my husband said he won't eat eggs with 'stuff' in them.
    If I collect them daily then they should be okay even if fertilized right?
    No stuff?
     
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    We eat them every day, they taste the same.
     
  3. Blueroo63

    Blueroo63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fertile eggs are no different the unfertile eggs as far as eating,even if they set a day you can't see or tell anything [​IMG] they'll be fine and good eating
     
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  4. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
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    Quote:They are fine, even if fertilized. Some grocery stores sell fertilized eggs as a premium egg, so charge more for them.

    Good luck with your devious plan to buy that acre! [​IMG]
     
  5. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We and all our neighbors eat eggs with "stuff" in 'em. Just collect them everyday and you can't tell the difference. Ours even rummage through the mule poop and we still eat 'em.[​IMG]
     
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:You had to go and add that! [​IMG]
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    most every egg you buy is fertilized.
    Crack one open, look in the center of the yolk, see the white bullseye? That's the fertilized spot. I have yet to buy one that didnt have it.
    As long as you collect daily, and dont let the incubation process start, you will never tell the difference.
    Aubrey
     
  8. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Aubrey,
    If I recall what I've read correctly, that white spot is not an indication the egg is fertile. That is the place where the sperm enters the yolk. Then, if it gets fertilized and faint ring forms around that spot and that's when you can tell they're fertile. Pretty sure that's what I read! [​IMG]
    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/nonpwdpubs/introducing_birds/eggs/
     
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  9. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Commercial egg layer barns have caged hens without roosters - there is no way for fertilization to occur from commercial caged hens without a rooster.
     
  10. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so when you get an egg with a little bit of blood in it it means it's been brooded on ?
     

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