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Facts about Fertilized Chicken Eggs

Humans have been eating eggs from birds since prehistoric times. Plenty of birds and animals lay eggs, and people consume them as well, but chicken eggs are without a doubt the most common and most popular. Statistics have shown that six billion eggs are consumed annually-and that’s just in the United States!

Since eggs are such a well-loved kind of food, it is no wonder people express some concern about the kind of egg they are eating. One of these concerns is whether the eggs they got from the supermarket are fertilized chicken eggs or not. But wait, aren’t all eggs supposed to be fertilized in the first place? This article aims to clarify just that.

 
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It is a known fact that hens lay eggs. However, what is not very well known is that hens can lay eggs with or without the presence of a rooster. For the eggs to be fertilized, the hen and rooster must mate first, and this process must occur prior to the formation of the egg. Thus, if the hen has mated and she lays an egg, then that egg is fertilized. If the hen has not mated and she lays an egg, then that egg is unfertilized. Note, however, that the embryo of a fertilized egg does not undergo any change or development once it is placed inside the fridge. It has also been said that a hen lays fertilized eggs for a week if it has mated even once.

You can tell fertilized chicken eggs apart from unfertilized ones by candling eggs. This is a process traditionally used by farmers. In this process, hold the egg up to the candlelight so you can point out the blood spots and embryo. You will notice some eggs may appear opaque. These opaque eggs are the fertilized ones. Nowadays, you can find lights made specifically for candling eggs, but you may use the candlelight if you wish to do so.

If you crack the egg open, you can also see some differences between fertilized and unfertilized eggs. You can see the white circle present in the egg yolk is more defined in fertilized chicken eggs than in their unfertilized counterparts. You can also see small red lines running along the surface of the egg yolk. People commonly mistake the chalazae, a white stringy material found inside the egg, to be the embryo, but this is not so. The chalazae functions as a sort of barrier to prevent eggs from breaking. It is also found in all eggs.

One question floating among avid egg-eaters is if fertilized eggs are safe for consumption. The answer is yes. It is perfectly okay to eat fertilized eggs. Also, as mentioned in the previous paragraphs, once the fertilized egg is stored inside the fridge, the embryo no longer undergoes any change or development. Rest assured that you can eat your fertilized chicken eggs just fine like the unfertilized ones.

As for its nutritional value, the issue whether fertile chicken eggs are healthier than unfertilized eggs remains up to this day a highly debatable one. If you want to get the most of the egg’s nutrients, go for the freshest eggs available. The longer eggs are kept, the more their protein content gets lost. Like they say, fresh is often best.


 
 

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You will get some hatching eggs from Rhode Island Red, Barred Rocks, Cuckoo Maran, Golden Comets, Blue Eggs and Bantam eggs.  

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Raising Chickens in a City Environment

Before attempting to raise chickens in a city please check your city ordinances first to find out important laws that you may not know! Some cities may not allow chickens. Also, although your city may allow chickens, some neighborhoods may have strict rules concerning properties, so make sure to check everything out first before proceeding.

When raising chickens in a city make sure you can provide plenty of area for chickens to roam free when necessary. You’ll want to be sure that you have the proper materials to keep the area clean, and healthy. Lastly, make sure your chickens get plenty of fresh water, and food.

The first step to raising chickens when living in the city is to find the ideal place to house them.  Many online stores offer chicken houses that are affordable as well as a convenient size. Be sure to choose a place that is not only convenient, but is also safe and in a covered area. You’ll want to be sure to secure your chicken coop as best as possible to avoid natural predators.

Now, choose the perfect coop. This can be something as fun as a family project, to something as simple as just purchasing the coop. You’ll want to decide the size of the coop first to make sure your chickens will be comfortable. The more chickens you plan to have, the larger the coop, but also keep in mind the size of the area you have available for your chickens. If you plan to allow your chickens to free range, be sure to devote enough space for them to do so. Also, when free ranging make sure you have some form of fenced in area to make sure your chickens do not wander, and are safe.

Once you have your coop, now is the time to decide whether or not you want to buy adult chickens, or baby chicks. As chicks these can be an ideal for a family with children as it offers your child a fun project of learning and responsibility. Many site also offer fertilized eggs that you can hatch and raise from birth. If you’d prefer not to raise baby chicks, there are also many ways to adopt an adult chicken for your own. Make sure when choosing your chicken you decide just what type you’d like as there are multiple types of chickens available from large to small. Be sure to get the proper information on feeding and care taking. If you plan on feeding your chickens special feed be sure to do your research first. Do your research before making your final purchase; you’ll want to be as informed as possible.

As your chickens grow they’ll not only offer you eggs, they’ll also offer you companionship. Many do not know that chickens have their own unique personalities and, even in a city setting, with proper care taking these creatures can flourish to great pets, and a great learning experience for young children to care for their own hen.

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