Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamahen99, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. mamahen99

    mamahen99 Hatching

    Mar 14, 2008
    I have hens for eggs. I was told by the man at the feed store that if I don't have a rooster my eggs will be higher in colesteral, that they need to be fertilized. Is this true?
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    you only need a roo if you want fertile eggs for hatching.
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Eggs don't need to be fertilized.
    What do you think grocery stores sell? They sell unfertilized eggs.

    I honestly don't know what that man has heard but he is wrong.

    They are good either way.
  4. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I would guess that man has a surplus of roosters!
  5. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Sounds to me like a sales pitch. [​IMG]

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