This is really important, I have one rooster barred rock name rufus and one hen Easter egger named Beatrice. Just this morning, we verified that Rufus is a rooster. And my mom said that we can't keep a rooster, and my chickens have been together since they were 3 days old. They are now 5 months old and cannot be separated. My mom said we can't keep Rufus because of fertilized eggs, but noise is not a problem. Are fertilized eggs okay to eat until the baby chicken develops, how long is an egg okay to eat until an embryo develops. And if that does not work, does anybody have any idea where I can take both of them and them get treated fairly and stay together? Please help me.