I'm planning on starting a small flock, about 6 chicks within the next year. Been researching and figuring things out. I plan on using the eggs for my own consumption, and maybe a friend or two depending on production. After talking with a few folks, they asked about getting a Roo and having my own chickens reproduce. I like the idea, but... And this will more than likely sound dumb, but I really don't have a clue... If I have a Roo for the purpose of reproduction, how do I know which eggs are fertile and which are not. Do I assume they all are from all the layers? Are fertilized eggs the same as unfertilized, such as taste, etc., and be used the same? I've been looking around here and other places as well and can't seem to find the answers. Any help will be greatly appreciated Thanx ahead of time!