Fertilised eggs, can they still be eaten?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kirrty, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. kirrty

    kirrty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all I'm new to BYC, I have a rooster and a drake so all my future eggs will more than likely be fertilised. My question is if I take them off her a day or two after they are laid can they still be eaten and be ok? I've tried to google but I can't find an answer. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    You should try to get the eggs away from her as quickly as possible, whether they're fertile or not makes absolutely no difference, but being stored under her for days before collecting them will really make the eggs perish more easily, so you can't store them as long, eggs should be stored at room temperature or colder and the temperature should be stable. As for eating fertile eggs, if they haven't been incubated you wont notice any difference. And then there's the extreme, eating incubated eggs, also known as balut.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Collect the eggs daily.
     
  4. kirrty

    kirrty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your helpful information. I don't think I'll be trying balut eggs I have seen these on tv and they look ... Well not for me [​IMG]
     
  5. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    Yeah, not my cup of tea either [​IMG]
     

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