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Fertile Hatching Eggs

When you go grocery shopping, do you pay attention to the eggs that you buy, or is whatever they have in stock good enough? Most people look for the best value possible, but this isn't always the best choice for you. That's why it's essential to pay attention to every option available. In the case of eggs, that means considering fertile hatching eggs.

What are Fertile Hatching Eggs?

A fertile hatching egg refers to an egg that has been fertilized or has been inseminated so that a chick can develop once it's incubated. This is unique from mass-marketed eggs that you would find in a superstore. However, they're still safe to eat and have a few unique benefits. The taste is no different. Visually, you can only tell the difference by what appears to be a small bulls-eye in the yoke. These fertile hatching eggs are healthier and more natural than an unfertilized egg, generally mass-produced, and comes from inorganic or unsterile conditions.

Another thing many people don't realize is that there are different types of eggs, which come from different types of chickens. The cream-colored Wyandotte egg, for instance, lays eggs year-round and is a popular breed in both North America and Australia. Crested Polish eggs, meanwhile, are white eggs that come from traditionally docile Polish Chickens, who lay eggs year-round. Then there are Silkie Chicken eggs, who are known for their large white eggs.

How is a Fertile Hatching Egg Different From an Unfertilized Egg?

The only real difference between a fertile hatching egg and an unfertilized one is whether the hens were around a rooster when they were laying the eggs. If there was a rooster in the area, there is a good chance that they will become fertilized. Visually, a slight bulls-eye to the yoke is the only difference you might notice when eating them. However, the fertilized hatching egg is a much more raw egg. The way it's produced generally means it doesn't come from an overcrowded bit of factory farming but healthier chickens with room to move about. The reality is that unfertilized eggs often come from unhappy hens who are on some hormone to produce as many eggs as possible.


Some people get uncomfortable with the idea of change or trying something new, but switching to fertilized eggs in your kitchen is one that you won't regret.