I'm aware that most of you do this. Does it bother you at all that the egg, had it been left under the hen, could have been a living chicken eventually. I'm a vegetarian, but I eat eggs and milk products. I'm not sure I could bring myself to eat a fertilized egg. Are the organic, free range eggs I buy from the grocery store ever fertilized? I've also bought fresh eggs from local organic farms and I now wonder if they were fertilized. The reason I'm bringing this up is because one of my 6 chickens is a rooster and I'm wondering if I'll be keeping it. So far he is well behaved and hasn't crowed or tried mounting my hens. I'd like to keep him because he'll be beautiful, but if I can't bring myself to eat fertilized eggs or if he starts to be a problem, then he'll be rehomed.