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Found out I have a cockerel

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Morgan951, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Morgan951

    Morgan951 Out Of The Brooder

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    After talking to some users on BYC I have been enlightened that my Dark Brahma isn't a pullet, she is a he! We got 6 chicks expecting them all to be female, but we got a cockerel on accident I suppose. So our flock is composed of 2 rhode island reds, an easter egg layer, a silver laced wyandotte and a white leghorn. (and the brahma) My question is, If my brahma starts... fertilizing the eggs, its okay to eat them right? and if we did have a broody hen who did hatch some of the eggs, is that bad? Because the chicks would be of mixed breeds. Should I get rid of the cockerel? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfectly fine to eat fertilized eggs. Whether or not you'd like to hatch out any eggs under a broody hen is totally up to you. Just remember that there's a good chance that some of the resulting hatchlings will also be cockerels.
     
  3. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    The eggs are fine to eat. And I love my rooster! You might enjoy having one.
     

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