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Which keep best, fertile or nonfertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Sheila, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Sheila

    Sheila Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't seem to find this anywhere.

    Thanks.
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I can't quote a source but I heard non-fertile eggs will keep longer. My take on that is with fertile eggs, you might accidentally end up with one that slacks to develop. Don't take this to the bank:)
     
  3. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    I'm really not sure but my guess would be that they both keep equally well if refrigerated. If they are not refrigerated, I would worry about the fertile eggs. Again, this is only a guess! Genie
     
  4. Sheila

    Sheila Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you are both correct. I ask because I was talking to a farmer who said the opposite, that fertile keep longer.
     

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