I don't know where to go with these questions.....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kaybats, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe someone can direct me please......

    I started my chicken adventure for the fresh eggs.
    Someone told me that I was lucky to have gotten a rooster (actually, two) when I found out because it's the fertilization that makes the eggs taste the way they do.

    Is that true? Does every egg get fertilized as long as there is a rooster around? Is there a way to tell?
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    False. Fertile & non fertile eggs taste the same. Every egg may not be fertile if there's a roo, but most will be as long as you don't have too many hens per roo.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Eggs taste just the same whether they are fertilized or not. If you have a rooster, all or most of the eggs will probably be fertile, unless there is a problem of some sort, like certain breeds don't mate very successfully. This is how to tell whether an egg is fertile:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008
     

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