Sister freaking out about eating fertilized eggs!!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by TOP KNOT, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone, I think my sister is over reacting!! She will not take my eggs because "there is a rooster with the hens and that is just gross" I see no problem with this. For centuries we have kept roosters with our hens and ate the eggs! I told her I am not twisting her arm to take them. She got mad[​IMG] She is a vegetarian I am not. Am I out of line? They are my chickens
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You are not out of line. A fertilized egg remains just that until incubated - then it starts it's journey to chickdom You will not convince your sister otherwise - it's her problem - not yours.
     
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  3. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with sourland - you can have all the fertilized eggs in the world, and if no incubation then no chicken, no matter what.
     
  4. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed, a fertilized egg is only that - and as the previous posters state it only will "grow" when incubated.

    Your sister clearly is the one who is out of line. It sounds like she's just different than you, like opposite sides of the coin different. LOL... They're your family, but most times that is where the resemblence ends.

    Enjoy your eggs for what they are, home grown excellent edible goodness where you know every aspect of their diet and living conditions, unlike store bought eggs.
     
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  5. easteregger96

    easteregger96 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree. Different people look at things in different ways. Let her enjoy her storebought eggs and you enjoy your fresh ones!
     
  6. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    I agree 100% let her have the storebought eggs.
     
  7. Cafuen

    Cafuen Out Of The Brooder

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    More for you! :)
     
  8. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!! The thing is she wants eggs from me... she just wants me to ditch the roosters so she isn't grossed out by the sperm in the egg. I offered to help her build a small chicken house and run so she could have 4 chickens. She said she is not ready. ACK drama! [​IMG] Well I am not going to change my coop...I enjoy the roosters. Next spring I am going to let some hens go broody. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kjordanov

    Kjordanov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like my sister - drama! :lol:
     
  10. Drapery Mary

    Drapery Mary Out Of The Brooder

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    I will admit that I used to have a problem, well I still do a little bit. I only use my fetilized eggs in cakes, cookies and meatloaf, etc. I can't just fry one up and dip my toast in it. Maybe one day I will get over it, since I have 3 roosters and love hatching chicks. I do have plans on having just a laying flock at some point that are not allowed near my roosters just so that I can continue to dip my toast in the yolk.
     

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