I'm sure this has been discussed but fertilized vs un-fertilized eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommas_got_peeps, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. mommas_got_peeps

    mommas_got_peeps Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2011
    Hocking county Ohio
    Hey there,

    My husband made a comment to me the other day about getting rid of our roos because all of the eggs would have nasty "red" in them from being fertilized. Is this accurate.? being a newbie here I couldn't dispute..I just looked at him and said "What? REally?" [​IMG] I don't think I could crack open a "bloody" egg every morning for breakfast... ick [​IMG]
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:Your husband is sooo wrong:) Tell him the fertile eggs are amazing to eat-there's is absolutely NO taste difference. There are blood spots in eggs -all eggs fertile or not. When I used to buy store eggs I would get a bloody egg from time to time and by bloody I mean a speck of blood. That happens when the eggs is developing in the chicken long before the shell is finished forming:)
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Thanks for the picture.I was wondering too.Thought there was some sort of dimple or something diiferent looking in the shell.
    Regardless of the blood spots I have found some people just get all funky over the idea of eating rooster sprem,lol.
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    There have been some threads on here of hatching store bought eggs, not necessarily those marked as fertile.

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