Fertilized Egg???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mazey1967, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. mazey1967

    mazey1967 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just started getting chickens this week. When I picked some up, the lady who I got them from told me that one of them was probably fertilized. How will I know if my chicken laid a fertilized egg, so I don't pick it up with the others?[​IMG]
     
  2. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thread will help you tell if your eggs are fertile or not [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    You won't know if an egg is fertilized unless you crack it open and look for signs so slight it is hard to see sometimes.

    Your eggs will be safe to eat if gathered daily.

    And unless you have a rooster, the eggs will stop being fertile soon. [​IMG]
     
  4. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2. No harm in eating fertilized eggs! Everyone with a roo does.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    You can't tell whether the egg is fertilized or not unless you break it open.
    Also, it will do no good to leave a fertilized egg with the hen unless she is broody, i.e. spending almost all of 24 hours sitting on it - for at least 21 days.
     

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