Eggs when you have a Roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LauraSBale, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok I may have a Roo in my group.

    I got Chickens just for Eggs.

    Now if I do have a Roo, and I dont want the eggs Fertilized, How do i work this [​IMG] , when i just want eggs to eat.
    How fast do i need to get the eggs once they have been laid so they dont start to become a baby chick. [​IMG]
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    If you collect the eggs daily and put them in the frig you wont have chicks. You can eat fertile eggs they are fine. Or keep your Roo seperate and you wont have fertile eggs
  3. Chickending

    Chickending Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    I agree, I have chickens just for eggs and I have roosters too, as long as you collect and refrigerate daily there is no difference taste wise. I use them for my own family and sell the eggs.
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I have a customer that swears fertilized eggs taste better...[​IMG]
  5. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    Do roos have to mate for each egg? Or does one mating fertilize several eggs?
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    One mating can last a hen about 3 weeks. She can store the sperm. Not sure how a fertilized egg can taste any difference since it's half a cell different... and I guess divided a few times. Just don't keep the eggs for eating stored at 100F and you'll be fine.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You'll never see an embryo in an egg unless it's been incubated, either artificially or under a hen for several days. You'll never know the difference. I have roosters with my flock, the eggs are fertile, and we eat them all the time.
  8. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you very one for your in put.
    now i just have the waiting game to see if my Araucana is a boy or girl?
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Post a pic under breed/gender and maybe we can help with that too!

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