Hi from Maine

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rentaplumber, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. rentaplumber

    rentaplumber Hatching

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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
     
  2. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    [​IMG] from CT [​IMG]
    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. [​IMG]
     
  3. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from a fellow mainer. Nothing wrong with eating fertilized eggs. Taste exactly the same.
     
  4. rentaplumber

    rentaplumber Hatching

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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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  5. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
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  6. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    Missouri
    [​IMG] Yep, just put the eggs in the fridge and you won't even know the difference!
     
  7. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
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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!
     
  8. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    OH, where in Maine are you located?
     
  9. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT!
     
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Lenny [​IMG] from S. Florida. Happy you joined us here. I hope you have better luck this time. Keep those predators away. [​IMG]
     

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