I've been giving a vegetarian friend my excess bantam eggs. She was over a moment ago and this conversation took place . . . Her - "How do you know which eggs to give me?" Me - "Uh . . . I'm not sure what you mean." Her - "How do you know which eggs are fertile and which aren't without cracking them open?" Me - "I don't." Her - "I guess I've been lucky. There haven't been any blood spots in the eggs you've given me." I guess I should have left the conversation at that, but I couldn't help myself. I recently learned how to spot the bulls eye, thanks to a recent thread on this forum, so I cracked open an egg and showed my friend how to really spot a fertilized egg. I apologized and told her I didn't know her vegetarianism extended to fertile eggs, but that my chickens are better cared for than anything she'll find at HEB, and she isn't really killing chicks, as my hens aren't broody so the eggs wouldn't hatch regardless. It was to no avail . . . she told me she's going back to HEB to get her eggs from now on. I told her she could try the farmer's market, that not every farmer keeps a rooster with their flock. She said she doesn't want to run the risk of accidentally eating a fertile egg, and store eggs are the only ones that can give her that assurance. It's interesting, where people's priorities lay.