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    Quote Originally Posted by PBNewby View Post
    I'll play along, why is the egg unfertilized?
    If it's a chicken egg, it's because some breeds of chicken regularly lay decoy eggs to improve survival chances for their real babies. (This is why most of these breeds were selected as farm chickens: they lay eggs more often than they need to mate.) They lay the unfertilized decoys pretty much anywhere, meaning an animal is more likely to find and eat a decoy than a fertilized egg. Having eaten, it is more likely to go away. That, combined with an angry hen guarding the real nest, gave chickens an edge as far as survival goes.
    It's like a chicken-period, too, allowing the bird to release any unfertilized ovum and prepare for potential mating.
    We've simply bred them to lay EVEN MORE eggs per week and kept them away from roosters, but unfertilized eggs aren't unnatural, by any means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Because we'd probably be grossed out to crack an egg into our omelet and find it all bloody inside. Commercial hens don't ever see roosters and eggs from small farms are candled so that they separate out the fertilized ones.

    If you come across a source of fertilized eggs, give them a try. Old timey bodybuilders and strongmen swore by them.
    Does something gruesome happen in the 24hrs before an egg might be collected? All our eggs come from pastured hens that have access to a couple of roosters. (Or maybe its the other way around - the roosters have access - because according to the farmer, they're the ones who care about getting it on.) Maybe 1/3 of the eggs have a little blood spot next to the yolk. I haven't noticed a difference in taste. Has something really happened to make them more nutritious?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    Does something gruesome happen in the 24hrs before an egg might be collected? All our eggs come from pastured hens that have access to a couple of roosters. (Or maybe its the other way around - the roosters have access - because according to the farmer, they're the ones who care about getting it on.) Maybe 1/3 of the eggs have a little blood spot next to the yolk. I haven't noticed a difference in taste. Has something really happened to make them more nutritious?
    Are you sure he doesn't candle the eggs and get rid of the fertilized ones? I'm not sure if the little blood spot means it's fertilized, the photos I googled showed a lot of bloodiness, but I guess it would depend on how long they were left under the chicken to incubate.

    I really don't know if there's actually any benefit to eating fertilized eggs. I was just suggesting that if anyone had a source for them, he or she could give them a try and report back.
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    Here is a fertilized egg. The ones with a speck of blood are not. Those are simply a broken capillary from the chicken as the yolk was forming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Are you sure he doesn't candle the eggs and get rid of the fertilized ones? I'm not sure if the little blood spot means it's fertilized, the photos I googled showed a lot of bloodiness, but I guess it would depend on how long they were left under the chicken to incubate.
    No need to candle the eggs if they are collected daily; if the farmers sells the eggs I would imagine he collects them daily. I know we do and we don't sell them and we are fairly lax in our hen husbandry.
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    We've gotten the bloody eggs before. It's pretty gross. But we've also gotten a couple of eggs with prefectly formed tiny chicks on the yolk. That was pretty cool! We pulled out our microscope and gave it a good look. I think the bloody eggs are something besides just a fertilized egg because they one with the chick wasn't bloody at all.

    I would eat the little chick egg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Forager View Post
    No need to candle the eggs if they are collected daily; if the farmers sells the eggs I would imagine he collects them daily. I know we do and we don't sell them and we are fairly lax in our hen husbandry.
    Well, I stand (slightly) corrected. Did you ever eat a fertilized one, UF? I'm definitely not the authority on this issue. I don't have a single chicken (although I've thought about getting a big terrarium for my condo with 1 or 2 hens, but I've been counseled by a former zookeeper that I'll regret it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by momrn View Post
    We've gotten the bloody eggs before. It's pretty gross. But we've also gotten a couple of eggs with prefectly formed tiny chicks on the yolk. That was pretty cool! We pulled out our microscope and gave it a good look. I think the bloody eggs are something besides just a fertilized egg because they one with the chick wasn't bloody at all.
    Wow, finding a tiny chick would be so cool! And probably put DD off farm eggs for life, lol. Do you know how long it takes for something recognizable to form?
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    Went to the food co-op (healthy food store/hippy haven) to get gelatin. They do not stock it, but they do carry 6 variaties of vegan 'cheese.'


    Last night my wife was eating tic-tacs.

    Her - "They are only 120 calories for the whole pack!"
    Me - "Or you could eat 120 calories of food..."
    Her - "They are food"

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    if they were orange tic tacs she might have a point
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    yeah you are

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