rentaplumber

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 10, 2009
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HI, This is the third year my son and i have tried to raise chickens. we live in a very rural area and have had preditor issues the two previous time we have attemted this.
No more free range for us.
I do have a question and iam not sure where to ask so i am going to try right here.
This year we also got a rooster, the intent was to help protect the hens. I was not thinking about him fertalizing eggs.
Is there a way to keep my rooster without him affecting the laying hens, we want just eggs to eat and share with neighbors.
Thanks for any help or advise.
Lenny
 

Chickie Mamma

Farmer at Heart
11 Years
Apr 20, 2008
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There is not much you can do other than keep him separated from the hens if you do not want fertile eggs. We all eat fertile eggs and there is no difference in taste or quality in my opinion.
 

rentaplumber

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 10, 2009
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if i collect the eggs daily will a fertalized egg change in the shell if it is not kept warm?
In other words will it keep in the fridge like and unfertalized egg?
And is there any noticable differance between the two?
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JenEric Farms

GOOGLE GENIUS
12 Years
Oct 31, 2007
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They will not develop unless kept at 99 degrees over a period of time...Hopefully no ones fridge is kept at that temp and i'm pretty sure Maine isn't having in 99 degree days anytime soon! HA!
 

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