Fertile egg taste vs infertile egg taste

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Happy Chooks, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Dumb question, but do fertile eggs taste different than non fertile ones?

    Personally the idea of eating a fertile egg creeps me out. (But for all I know I could be eating them now from the grocery store)
     
  2. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

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    No difference whatsoever. You will love them!
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    no taste difference at all... but the fresh ones do taste better then store bought shelved stuff!!! I can promise you that!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. rhodiegal

    rhodiegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband hates to eat fertilized eggs as well even though there is no flavor difference - totally grosses him out. I guess it is all in the mind!
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:So lie to him. Let him eat say....three or four dozen fertile ones, then tell him.
    There is no difference nutrition or taste-wise. You can only see the difference if you know what you are looking for and look close.
    Most of the farmer's around here prefer to eat the fertile ones based on old-time myths about them being better for you.
     
  6. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL.....I THOUGHT that at one time....fertile eggs![​IMG]
    BUT that was BEFORE chickens. [​IMG] The eggs taste GREAT (fertile/non fertile) no difference. BUT compared to the store bought ones....store bought are absolutely gross![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. krazycow6

    krazycow6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It only makes for extra protien..LOL [​IMG]
     
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  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    As stated there is no difference in taste whatsoever!
     
  9. Heavy D

    Heavy D Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:LOL !!! your killing me!!! ROFL !!!! You made my DW Piggy Snort !
     
  10. GrannySue

    GrannySue Chillin' With My Peeps

    My son who used to have chickens of his own told me he didn't want to try duck eggs. I offered him some and he said no thanks. But he was here last weekend making me a new poultry house (he's an enabler) so I made lunch for him.
    Egg salad.
    Duck egg salad.
    Fertilized duck eggs at that!
    He loved it.

    He's been eating fertilized eggs when his landlord's chickens lay enough. Landlords chickens have a rooster. He said he never even thought about the eggs being fertilized until someone asked if they tasted different.
     

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