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My dumb question.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FarmerGrant011, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So.... I have two roosters with 6 hens ( about to be 1 roo with 4 hens) and my mom is telling me that you can't eat eggs that have been fertilized. I SWEAR I saw somewhere that you can... and I dont just want an answer from google, but I want peoples' opinions on eating fertilized eggs... And does it matter when you get the eggs? My girls are still pullets even though the oldest is SEVEN MONTHS OLD and is just lazy :p
     
  2. ErinG

    ErinG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can eat fertilized eggs [​IMG]
    Some of my girls didn't begin laying until 9 months. I hope yours lay soon!
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fertilized eggs are just as yummy as non-fertile ones. As long as the eggs are removed daily, eat 'em up![​IMG]
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    You really can't tell the difference. Try 'em with hollandaise.

    Imp
     
  5. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup you can eat them. And they are delicious. Hope yours lay soon and you enjoy them too.
     
  6. wannalive

    wannalive Out Of The Brooder

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    yup i got a few that i am most confident are fertile in the fridge i am eating in the morning.
     
  7. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    You can eat fertilized eggs. [​IMG]
     
  8. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Wondering where your Mom got such an idea? Yes they taste exactly the same. Delicious!
     
  9. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wonder where that rumor got started. Yep you can eat fertilized eggs. Been doing it all my life and no side effects,bwagawk, just kidding .[​IMG] They taste the same, eggs,yummy eggs.[​IMG]
     
  10. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @#$% ya you can eat them
     

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