newbie questions .. don't laugh

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wildorchid053, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Songster

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i have 8 chicks , as a gift .. if i have a rooster and he is in with the hens.. can you still eat the eggs or should i put him alone with his own run?
  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008

    yes the eggs will be fine as long as you remove the eggs from the nest daily..

    and we never laugh at questions...

    now silly mistakes we will laugh right beside you but never at you!..

    this is a great bunch of extremely smart people!
  3. Lox.Chickens

    Lox.Chickens In the Brooder

    yeah you can still eat the eggs. We have our rooster in a coop with 3 girls and the eggs taste just the same.
  4. Keep him with the ladies if he isn't too old, he might be a little rough on young ones . . .my mom always said the fertilized eggs were better for us to eat!!!
  5. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    Fertilized eggs are fine for eating... just collect them often (I get mine 2x day) so the hens don't go broody... unless you want chicks.
  6. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    [​IMG] we were all new once [​IMG] yes you can keep rooster with your hens and yes you can eat the eggs! Enjoy your new babies!

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