Is this a creepy question??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkiechick05, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    North Texas
    okay, so just to start off, i am a newbie when it comes to chickens, so if this is a really really DUMB question, please straighten me out..

    i have three silkie chicks who are not able to be sexed yet. i would hate to have to give away any roosters i may have, but can't have little babies running around.

    and my parents want to eat their eggs.

    so, if an egg is fertile, and you collect/refrigerate the eggs, could you eat them??

    or is that weird/creepy/immoral, etc.

    LOL thanks for any advice you give!!!
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    With 2 roos here we eat fertilized eggs every day. [​IMG]
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Yes you can eat fertile eggs. You won't be able to tell any difference for non-fertile eggs. And it's not a dumb or creepy question.

    Imp- some of the questions I ask, on the other hand. [​IMG]
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I agree...not a creepy where those eggs come from...that is kinda creepy! What were chickens thinking! They need a special clean non poop place for eggs to come from!

    Just don't eat the ones they have sat on for a week [​IMG] unless you like that Phillopeano (that ain't right) dish...which is totally okay if you do...(it still nasty under my breath) [​IMG]
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Quote:[​IMG] You're not helping Teach97! [​IMG]

    We eat our chickens eggs, and they're all fertile.
  6. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    craig county, VA
    Eat fertilized eggs? Yes indeedy. extra protein. [​IMG]
  7. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Ditto! With 8 (not for much longer) roos around here that's all we have. There's no difference in taste or texture. Just collect them daily and you won't have any problems.

    Silkies like to go broody though so if one of your girls hides a nest and sits on it for a couple of days before you find it you're going to want to take a pass on those eggs.
  8. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    North Texas

    that would be terrible to crack an egg open and have a half developed chick pop out!!!


  9. dianneS

    dianneS Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    South Central PA
    Uh, everyone who has a rooster eats fertilized eggs all the time. You can still have a rooster and not have babies. Just collect the eggs every day. If you get a broody hen which you could still have even without a rooster, you can try and break her of her broodyness or just take her eggs and she'll eventually get over it.

    BTW I don't wan't to freak you out even more, but refridgerating fertilized eggs doesn't necessarily make them "infertile" anymore. Some people refridgerate their fertile eggs and then put them under a hen or in an incubator and they do still hatch! They tend to hatch all at once that way.

    Fertile eggs are supposed to be healthier than infertile, just collect daily so you don't end up with any "egg surprises" some morning at breakfast and having a roo or two won't be any problem!
  10. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    North Texas
    Don't you feel disgusted to know that you are eating a little baby???

    that is kind of weird lol

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