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Eating fertile verse infertile eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Spitman, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What difference is there to eating fertile verses infertile. Why do big outfits candle the eggs before shipping , what if ther is blood in egg whites.
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:There's no difference eating eggs that are fertile or infertile. They candle eggs to look for cracks or for other imperfections that would put off consumers, like blood spots. They are NOT candling for fertility b/c they don't keep roosters with their layers. Fertility cannot be determined until eggs are kept under the proper temperatures and humidity for a number of days anyway, which they would not do b/c they want to sell eating eggs.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What difference is there to eating fertile verses infertile.

    The only significant difference is in the mind. There is no difference in nutrition, how long they will last if stored properly (keep them under the mid-70's so they don't develop. Non-fertile eggs stored too warm can go bad too from bacteria but they will not develop.), no difference in taste or consistency. The only difference in appearance is the bull's eye if you know what you are looking for and look real close. For some people that difference in the mind is important.

    Why do big outfits candle the eggs before shipping

    To avoid surprises to the customers. Most people getting eggs from the store would be horrified to find blood spots, meat spots, anything like that in their eggs. They would think there is something unsafe in them. Some of the blood spots and such can be prettty massive and unappetizing. The eggs that are identified as not being perfect in the candling are sold to bakeries and such, where the egg is mixed up and the defect is hidden.

    what if ther is blood in egg whites.

    I use it anyway. Other than looking unappetizing, it is not going to hurt you.
     
  4. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blood in an egg doesn't always mean the egg is fertile. Sometimes a capillary is incorporated into the egg while it is formed or moves down the oviduct.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Very good answers, I agree with all three!! [​IMG]
     
  6. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my country ve eet only fertile eggs!
    Make big strong man from leetle boyz.
    Save unfertile for vomen and leetle children.
    hahahaha!!!!!
     
  7. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info guy's.
     
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me too. I once had a vegan give me heck when she found I'd sold her fertile eggs but I'm sure they didn't hurt her. As was said, the only problem is in the eater's mind. A hen lays an egg a day--roughly--and needs at least a week and half's worth before she starts to brood them yet all eggs hatch at, roughly, the same time. That means eggs aren't maturing when gathered from under the hens every morning.
     
  9. prancie

    prancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL! [​IMG]
     
  10. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well shame on HER, because Vegans don't EAT eggs. Fertile or infertile. If she was making an exception, thinking that because they weren't fertile that they weren't alive, then she should have ASKED before she ate!!

    Good information here in this post!
     

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