stupid ????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ali, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. ali

    ali In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2007
    newalla, ok
    how soon do you need to collect eggs for eating? can you wait 6 days find out if their fertile first and still eat them or do you have to collect eating eggs right away?
  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    I think its ok to wait. As long as their not incubated. Not sure. Maybe an expert will bless us with their presence here. I want to know too. Interesting question.
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Do you mean incubate them 6 days and then eat them? I wouldn't, but I am sure some do.
    Otherwise, just eat them. Even if they are fertile, there is nothing living until incubation starts. They go into a sort of suspended animation when they are laid, until the hen lays a clutch and starts to set. Only then do the cells start to do their magic and create a life.
  4. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Years back I read a book, It said that the hatcheries( back in the old days) would candle their eggs at 3 days and sell the infertiles to the bakeries..

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