Fertilized eggs

BabyTot

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Hey so I have 8 chickens and one silkie rooster, they are not fully matured yet except one chicken, but I'm worried about fertilized eggs, I never planned on incubating or anything like that so I'm worried about the eggs because I don't want to accidentally crack one open thinking it's a regular egg because I would feel horrible for the little chick that didn't get to live, so I would rather know that it's fertilized and incubate it and take care then accidentally use it, so how can I tell if they're fertilized or even keep it from happening if that's an option? Also sorry my way of speaking isn't very organized; it's sorta scatter brained.
 

DobieLover

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Hey so I have 8 chickens and one silkie rooster, they are not fully matured yet except one chicken, but I'm worried about fertilized eggs, I never planned on incubating or anything like that so I'm worried about the eggs because I don't want to accidentally crack one open thinking it's a regular egg because I would feel horrible for the little chick that didn't get to live, so I would rather know that it's fertilized and incubate it and take care then accidentally use it, so how can I tell if they're fertilized or even keep it from happening if that's an option? Also sorry my way of speaking isn't very organized; it's sorta scatter brained.
If you don't want fertilized eggs, get rid of your cockerel.
There is nothing at all wrong with eating fertilized eggs. I eat them daily.
An embryo will not begin to form unless the eggs have been incubated by a broody hen or placed in an incubator.
I don't really see what the problem is here??
 

BabyTot

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If you don't want fertilized eggs, get rid of your cockerel.
There is nothing at all wrong with eating fertilized eggs. I eat them daily.
An embryo will not begin to form unless the eggs have been incubated by a broody hen or placed in an incubator.
I don't really see what the problem is here??
Sorry I just didn't know that my bad
 

BabyTot

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Sep 13, 2019
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Northern Utah
If you don't want fertilized eggs, get rid of your cockerel.
There is nothing at all wrong with eating fertilized eggs. I eat them daily.
An embryo will not begin to form unless the eggs have been incubated by a broody hen or placed in an incubator.
I don't really see what the problem is here??
Now I feel like an idiot :/
 

chrissynemetz

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It's not a big deal, don't feel bad :)
If you have a cockerel, eventually all your eggs could potentially end up fertilized. But as long as you collect them daily it's not a problem because the eggs have to be incubated before a chick starts to form.
And you can totally eat fertilized eggs, there isn't really a difference in taste or anything.
If you have any more questions about anything at all feel free to ask. :D
Oh and welcome to BYC. :frow
 

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