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Chicken questions from a dummy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by imi2me, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. imi2me

    imi2me Hatching

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    Ok, we were sitting around in the backyard and were wondering: are the eggs we eat, that is those purchased from our local grocery, both male and female? Also, do we eat both hens and roosters, just as we do turkey's?
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

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    Eggs from a store are not fertile so they are neither boy nor girl.Just eggs.
     
  3. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Songster

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    Most likely the eggs you buy in the grocery store have not been fertilized, so they do not contain a chick embryo. Yes, the chicken meat you buy in the store can be either hen or rooster. The term pullet usually refers to young hens, but I suspect it also simply means young chickens.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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  6. imi2me

    imi2me Hatching

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    Thanks for the input. Duh! Basic biology, right? Unfertilized eggs = no determined sex of the egg. Like I said: Chicken questions from a dummy.
     
  7. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad to have you join our forum! As I always say, no question is a dumb question when it comes to chickens. [​IMG]
     
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    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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