Eating Fertile Eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GRAM49, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Songster

    May 7, 2008
    This may be a stupid question but I am asking it anyway. When my parents last had a few straight-run chickens they ate the eggs as they gathered them, not sitting and hatching. My daughter buys her eggs from a neighbor that has straignt-run. I have it in my head that I need to get rid of my rooster before the pullets start to lay. Do I? We can eat fresh fertile eggs can't we. I have really over-thought this issue and need to hear some other opinions. What are some thoughts? I have 5 BO pulllets and one rooster, with nine babies arriving this week. Any help is appreciated.
  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    YES you can most defintely eat them, We do every day !!! Home Grown eggs are the best. I bake and decorate cakes in my home and everyone brags on how good they are , It is the eggs !!!!
  3. brahma-momma

    brahma-momma In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2008
    Burnside, Ky
    we eat fertile eggs everyday. plus have them handy to put in the bator when we want to.
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    We eat fertile eggs every day too and I t hink they taste better and have more vitamins too I believe. I read that someplace [​IMG]
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    There is no taste difference between fertile and unfertile eggs.

    We've been eating fertile eggs for years.
  6. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    When my bator is full or I am not hatching at the time we eat the fertile eggs. Some grocery stores even sale fertile eggs cause some people think they are so much better for them.
  7. I beg to differ about there not being a taste difference in fertile vs non fertile eggs. Feritle eggs are richer tasting and are by far better IMO. They are also a very deep orange color when cooked compared to store bought eggs.
  8. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    The egg man at our local farmer's market sells fertile eggs. His chickens and roosters are all free-range. If you refrigerate the eggs they don't develop into chicks.
  9. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    Any free range egg will be tastier and more colourful than a store bought battery egg; it has nothing to do with fertility.
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:The dark orange color is because of greens in the diet.
    Fresh eggs are darker & taste waaaayy better than store bought eggs, no difference if they are fertile or not.

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