We chickens... I'm not sure what gender they are yet, we got them from a lady who breeds them for 4-H, our use for them is for eggs and "pets". Even though I am not sure, I think 1 or 2 might be roosters... now I was told that you don't actually have to separate the roosters from the roosters or roosters from the hens...it all depends on their behavior and level of aggression. My chickens have been together since they were a week old (they're 3 or 4 months now) and none have really tried to hurt/kill another...of course they have their bickering and slight chest bumping quarls but nothing too serious and because of that I think they will be fine together (?) We have 1 big and very nice coup but that's all we have time for/can afford (my dad built his own), and because of that, that's the main reason why we want to make sure all of the roosters and hens a like will be fine living together. Ok...here's where the actual question comes in. Of course if we have roosters that live with our hens...they will mate and fetilize the eggs.... is there anything wrong with eating/using fertilized eggs? My dad's grossed out by that fact and in all honesty I find it bit weird when I think about it... but is that normal to some extent or would I be better off separating/getting rid of my roosters? Like eating a fertilized egg isn't going to cause health issue or anything is it? What do people do in general? I know people don't buy roosters if they only want eggs...but like I said, we didn't/don't know what gender they are yet (we're not chicken experienced). I'm sorry, I don't intend to gross anyone out. I'm new to this chicken "business" and since I had them since they were babies, I love them, they're my pets... but my dad's idea is that if we can't keep roosters in the same coup then we have to eat them or get rid of them and I really can't bare to do that. Let me know... am I completely sick and crazy? (lol) Please help! Thank you in advance!