Eating fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by huntermac0615, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. huntermac0615

    huntermac0615 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought four chickens at one week old and one of them turned out to be a rooster. I originally got chickens for the sole purpose of having fresh eggs, Is it ok to eat eggs that have been fertilized?
     
  2. ShinShien

    ShinShien Overrun With Chickens

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    I eat fertilized eggs. I don't eat fertilized eggs that've been incubated.
     
  3. huntermac0615

    huntermac0615 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, do you have to collect them right away?
     
  4. ShinShien

    ShinShien Overrun With Chickens

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    i collect eggs once a day, but not immediately.
     
  5. huntermac0615

    huntermac0615 Out Of The Brooder

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    thankyou
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Fertilized eggs need to be kept at temps of ~100 degrees F for at least 24 hours before they will start to develop.
    They are fine to eat if kept from getting that warm, collecting once a day is what I do also.
     
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