Do roosters make eggs icky?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 2002, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. 2002

    2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2015
    My grandma told me that if you are eating your eggs not to get roosters because they make the eggs icky. True or False?
  2. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, dear. Your grammy perhaps didn't like the little blood spot that sometimes appears in fertilized eggs. It is perfectly harmless and should just be eaten along with the cooked egg. Science has proved that a fertilized egg (from having an active rooster around) doesn't make it more nutritious.
    Roosters are wonderful to have. They protect the hens. I would I could have one but our little town doesn't allow them.Too noisy!
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    All due respect to the above poster, but fertilization doesn't cause blood spots. Blood spots are present in lots of commercial (infertile) eggs, that's why they're candled and those eggs are pulled to be used in bakeries, etc instead of being sold in cartons.

    Even experienced folks often have a hard time telling if an egg is fertile when they crack it open. It's very difficult to tell the difference.

    The main difference between store bought eggs and backyard eggs is the candling. From your backyard birds, rooster or not, you get eggs all natural, so you get the glitches that sometimes happen. Those include blood spots, meat spots, weird shells, lack of shell, double yolks, bumps/ridges on the shells, and other weird things.
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    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    Void where prohibited.
    Sometimes my chickens lay an egg with a cracker jack toy inside.
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  5. eleaserek

    eleaserek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2015
    Billings, MT
    Simple answer: false. Fertilized eggs are not icky :) they taste no different than non-fertilized eggs.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2016
  6. ToddQ

    ToddQ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2016
    Ellicottville, NY

    Can I get some eggs from ya, I love cracker jack toys, esp the wet and stick tatoos
  7. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

    Aug 20, 2015
    Rockingham NC
    I like the tatts and magnifier. Set a lot of fires with it.

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