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Fertilized eggs for kitchen use?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by r4eboxer, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    I got 9 hen chicks and 1 rooster chick in August. I decided at the last minute to get the rooster after reading a magazine article about the benefits of having one.

    I don't want to raise chicks and want the eggs for the food source. I am wondering about the eggs, am I going to crack open eggs to use in food and have a chick developing inside?

    ~Robin
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Nope you will not even be able to tell.
    Collect your eggs everyday, refridgerate them and enjoy!
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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
  3. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try searching "safe to eat fertilized eggs" for more info but yes you can eat fertilized eggs and unless they reach a temp of about 100 degrees they won't start developing.
     
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    x3 I use fertilized eggs in my kitchen all the time & am proud to say that not once have I had anything other than what you would expect from a cracked egg in a frying pan!
    Just make sure, as was said, to collect them daily--I check 2-3 times daily--and you'll be fine.
     
  5. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Wow! Thanks for the quick replies. I feel much better now knowing I won't crack open an egg and see a tiny chick developing. I'll be sure to search twice a day completely.
     

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