Can You Eat a Fertilized Chicken Egg?


One can eat fertilized chicken eggs since the chicken embryo has not yet developed. The eggs should be collected daily after they are laid to prevent them from being incubated and the embryo developing. One characteristic of eggs which have just been laid is that they have a blood spot on the yolk.
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You can eat fertilized eggs if the chick embryo hasn't developed. Home-grown eggs are more likely to be fertilized but once in the refrigerator the chick embryo stops developing. A fertile egg needs temps of 99+ degrees and high humidity to develop.
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