Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jflores61, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. jflores61

    jflores61 New Egg

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    I just purchased 4 new hens and a rooster and added them to the rooster and 6 hens I already had. My question is the new hens were in with a rooster when I bought them will the eggs they layed be fertilized and how can I tell if they are?
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
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    They could be possibly fertilized. The only way to tell is the incubate them and candle them at around day 7. And [​IMG] So glad you joined us [​IMG]
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you want to hatch them? If not, it won't matter as far as the eating of eggs goes.
     
  4. jflores61

    jflores61 New Egg

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    I really don't want chicks right now, is it ok to just eat them?
     
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    jflores61 New Egg

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    I have to say I love this website I use it all the time. One more question, I have an Austrawhite about 6 montha old and once a week she lays a rubber egg I added oyster shell to help 2 weeks ago but nothing has changed. Help I worry about her.
     
  6. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
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    Quote:Its perfectly fine to eat fertilized eggs. People eat them all the time [​IMG] It doesn't effect the taste and it's safe.
     
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  7. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Have you tried to put 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to one gallon of water that your chicken drinks? Somehow the vinegar will help your chicken absorb the avaiable calcium, since you do have it available in oystershell.

    Yes, you can eat the eggs even if they had been fertilized.

    and -- welcome to the forum
     
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  8. Yay Chicks!

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    Quote:Does she lay eggs with hard shells on the other days of the week? Or is the one rubber egg a week all that she is laying?
     
  9. jflores61

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    I think she's laying all week. Hard to tell because I have 2 others that lay white eggs.
     
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    Quote:So, it's not uncommon for new layers to lay abnormal eggs. Hopefully, she is laying more good eggs than shell-less ones. All you can do is make sure she is getting good nutrition and offer oyster shell (or clean crushed egg shells) on the side.
     

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