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Eating fertilized eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Maryallison77, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am new and I have been doing alot of chicken reading. I never want to see the chicken embro when I crack a egg open!!! :mad: That would be disturbing to me! Is there a way I keep that from ever happening? Now if I get the eggs out of the nestbox soon as I see them (I do check them 2 times a day) and get them in the fridge will they stop forming even if they are fertilized?

    I'd hate to get rid of our 1 rooster (Frank Feather Foot--hehe), but if I have to I will... [​IMG]

    Thanks, MARY
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mary Keep the roo, with a name like
    FRANK The Foo Foo Featherfooted Flyer

    how could you get rid of him.

    Just do what your doing and you will have no problems, even if you only collect once a day. You will not notice any developement unless you let a hen set for a couple of days.​
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    As long as you gather your eggs at least once a day there's no chance you'll ever see an embryo when you open the egg. The embryo doesn't start forming until the hen starts incubating them.
     
  4. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had over a dozen hens laying for a year with MUCH roosterly attention, and not once have I ever had anything like a chick embryo, not even close. I do collect every day, but i don't refrigerate right away. (usually I let them rest overnight, then I put them in the fridge.)

    Don't worry, just enjoy the delicious eggs!
     
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am with you MaryAllison77. I grew up on a farm, and if we missed a day, it was like Russion Roulette in the frying pan![​IMG]

    Your personal insurance is collecting once a day. Is it me, or is anyone else a bit attached to their eggs too? I feel like I am eating the family dog! I'll trade my eggs with my dad, but I feel a personal connection to our "offspring!"

    --it's probably nothing a good mental health exam can't fix!![​IMG]
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got a customer that swears fertilized eggs taste better than non-fertilized ones! You're fine on eating them so long as you collect each day. Enjoy!
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Quote:That is especially good cut into small pieces then breaded and deep fried. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thanks everybody! I am feeling better about the eggs already!!! Now I just can't wait till I get one--haha!
     

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