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acresareace123

  • Joined Mar 2010
first time small scale breeding, help :)
« on: February 10, 2011, 01:57:25 pm »
how long does a cockerel need to run with the females in order to get fertilised eggs?

are fetrtilised ok to eat as long as theyre fresh, ie same day eaten

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daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: first time small scale breeding, help :)
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 04:55:39 pm »
a week id say before you would see fertile and yes fertile eggs can be eaten

acresareace123

  • Joined Mar 2010
Re: first time small scale breeding, help :)
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 06:15:49 pm »
thanks :)

pikilily

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Do what you enjoy; And enjoy what you do!!
Re: first time small scale breeding, help :)
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 06:23:54 pm »
ref the eating of fertilised eggs.. ....if you can incubate and hatch a chick from a two-three weeks old egg then I would say that the eggs are still pretty fresh at two weeks old....thats my time limit for eating eggs, fertilised or not!! also fertilised eggs have slightly less cholesterol than unfertilised eggs...yey something healthy!!

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bamford6

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Re: first time small scale breeding, help :)
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 04:57:28 pm »
Emma T haws things at the mo wev started incubating to see haw the birds have done .all birds are fertile thats 2 months Euler than last yere we have chicks the sheep should lamb the second week off April first sale the 12 off march all the rest off the quail will be sold .i see at Perth that point off lay warrens are selling for 4 pound .chicks will be selling for £15 for 10 all breeds .all the best

daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: first time small scale breeding, help :)
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 10:23:55 pm »
i would and have eaten eggs at 6 weeks old . just go to supermarket there sometimes older average 4 weeks  then a month sell by date  so they last a fair time but just test them if you had them along  time

 

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