what if I got a rooster and my eggs where fertilized?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pgras123, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. pgras123

    pgras123 Out Of The Brooder

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    This might seem like a stupid question - If I did get a rooster and we continued to eat our eggs like we do - would they all have a little red in them?

    That would certainly freak my wife out and she wouldn't want to eat them and to be honest with you I would rather not have that either - but then again all the cool things I read about having a rooster - I kind of really want one, we live in the country and could pull it off - and my dad says the ladies would be happier if they had a man around.[​IMG] I look foward to the responses on this one.[​IMG]
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    It wouldn't be red it would have a white round dot in the yolk. I have a roo and I still eat my eggs.
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    the difference from a infertile, and fertile egg,, is 1 cell [​IMG]
    you'd have to look hard to see a difference [​IMG]
     
  4. glassparman

    glassparman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they are not givin a chance to develop, the eggs are just the same in taste and looks to the naked eye.

    Actually, I've always been told that a fertile egg is better for you.

    I have roosters around to keep my hens in line and I have never noticed a difference and I sell my extra eggs as well.

    Michael
     
  5. Crazy_For_Chickens

    Crazy_For_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will be able to eat them (extra protein:)). They won't show red, but it really depends on the stage of the egg.
     
  6. pgras123

    pgras123 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok i have learned alot. thanks. not a big deal i can see, and yes I heard they were better for you to. now I have to research roosters! It will be a fun thing to research this winter. thanks.
     
  7. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    As long as you collect them everyday, you'll be fine!
     

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