Why do people get so worked up about eating a fertilized egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by M To The Maxx, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    I do not get why people will not or are afraid of eating a fertilized egg. [​IMG]
     
  2. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to admitt. I am one of those people. I do not have a rooster with my egg layers. I will not eat their eggs if there is a rooster. Just thinking about it. Well you know. But i do have roosters silkies. To have chicks. But i dont eat their eggs from the silkies hens
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Just to let every BYC'er know I am not trying to offend anyone. I am just curious why.
     
  4. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont have roosters. but for some people it may be like eating a baby or killing baby who knows
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Don't really know, Maxx. There isn't a chick unless the egg is incubated, so if you really think about it, if you dont want to "kill" a chick, then you should incubate every single fertile egg you get, right? If you don't, then that's the same as eating the egg. The result is no chick from that egg. I've heard some folks think a fertile egg is full of sperm, which is really rather silly, if you know the facts of biology. Can't think of any other reason it should gross out anyone to eat a fertile egg. There is no noticable difference in them, taste-wise or texture-wise.
     
  6. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a gal friend that owns a 19.5 ft. Reticulated Python and he won't eat rabbits that are preggersl.
    She says that it's because the snake realizes that It might be messing with the potential feeding pool....Maybe we're reptiles?
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  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    It has to be a psychological thing.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:It used to be if you wanted to know if your were pregnant they'd ask if the rabbit died.

    Now, if a rabbit wants to know if it's pregnant, they'd say, "The snake wasn't hungry"
     
  9. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It used to be if you wanted to know if your were pregnant they'd ask if the rabbit died.

    Now, if a rabbit wants to know if it's pregnant, they'd say, "The snake wasn't hungry"

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    "Why isn't mom back from the snake?"...."Must not have been pregnant"...lol ...Good thing snakes don't eat much.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:OT - I used to feed my ball python live. It was what she was used to and she wouldn't eat killed. During a feeding she was once bitten by a pregnant mouse. After that she would never eat another pregnant mouse. She could tell if the mouse was pregnant even if I couldn't.

    I've never been grossed out by eating the fertilized eggs. In fact, I had a little trouble adjusting to eating homegrown eggs at first and it had nothing to do with the fact that they were fertilized. They were just different from store bought. I got over that aversion quickly.
     

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