This is my first real post; so forgive me if I post under the 'wrong' area. I have 6 hens and 2 roosters in my flock and they all share a rather large coop. I've heard so much that I shouldn't have 2 roosters with so few hens but I can't bear to part with either roo. Anyway, the hens have been laying for a while now and I collect eggs daily. I know that most of the eggs are probably fertilized, but I do eat them anyway. However, a friend pointed out to me the other day that I shouldn't be eating eggs if I suspect they are fertilized; she says the embryos already have heartbeats only 1 day after being laid. How can I tell if the egg is fertilized? And is it really wrong to eat a fertilized egg?? Please feel free to leave any feedback. Thanks ya'll!