Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fact of the Day: Baby Chickens

Chicken hens do not need a rooster to lay eggs. Their bodies produce them regardless if there is a rooster or not. However a rooster is needed to fertilize the egg which is the only way to hatch a baby chicken. Both eggs are still edible regardless.  

9 comments:

  1. Good when they have a rooster in the roost then

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  2. I have to scroll the picture up and just show the comment section, I know, I am weird, I am just afraid of chicks and ducklings, it is hard for me to stare at the picture! : 0

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  3. didn't know the fertilized ones were edible

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  4. I've always wondered about this. As someone raised in the suburbs, I know little about chickens.

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  5. Ha ha - fancy thinking that you need a rooster for eggs.
    Surely you can tell when you crack an egg for cooking,
    if it is fertilized or not??
    You only need a rooster for breeding purposes.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  6. This fact is very interesting.

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  7. when i was a child, my mother and aunt ordered little chicks thru the mail..i remember them being delivered in a large box with holes for air and i thought it was just about the most awesome thing..wonder if they still come by USPS

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