I've been purchasing eggs from a friend who has hens and a rooster, while waiting for my flock of 24 pullets (and 1 roo) to start laying, which they have as of two weeks ago, yay. I went to make scrambled eggs today using some of her eggs and there was a deformed embryo with feathers and all in there and it stunk BAD (from fridge). She says she collects them daily and they go right to the fridge. I wanted to keep my Roo to protect the girls, but I DO NOT want this happening. I almost threw up! Not sure when I'll be able to eat scrambled eggs again. lol. Is it true that if you collect them every am and refrigerate them this can't happen? How could it have? The feathers/wings were over an inch and a half long. Ugh. If this is the case I'm rehomimg my Roo immediately to a coworker who wants him. Sorry for the gross pic! I just want to be sure I'm doing the right thing. Love my too but can't deal with this ever happening again esp I plan on selling some of the eggs.