Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by red star11, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. red star11

    red star11 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 21, 2008
    Medina, Ohio
    Can you eat fertile eggs?
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sure you can. All our eggs are fertile right now. Just pull them each day and put them in the fridge. Stops the growth process. You wouldn't want to let them sit in a nest for a few days and then try to eat them, you would have a partially formed chick.
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Assuming they were collected promptly and refrigerated, rather than brooded by a chicken or left sitting out in summertime temperatures, you would have to know exactly what subtle difference to look for in order to even KNOW you were eating a fertile egg!

    I was grossed out by the concept, always said I would not have a rooster for that reason, then got a roo and fertile eggs and you know what, it is TOTALLY no deal at all [​IMG]

  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    You can eat fertile eggs.If you have a rooster you will more than likely have fertile eggs at some point,unless he's sterile [​IMG]
    I don't think it makes the eggs taste any different [​IMG]

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