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

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

  1. kaybats

    kaybats Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    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 Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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:


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