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All About Chickens and Eggs

I’ve had more than one non-farmer friend ask me about eggs recently and if every egg can become a baby chicken.  They think this is a silly question to ask but its one, I’m guessing, many don’t know the answer to.  The answer is that eggs you find in the grocery store mostly come from large farms where hens are kept without any roosters around.  Those eggs are not fertilized and cannot become a baby chicken.  On our farm, like many other small farms, the roosters (male chickens) and hens (female chickens) live together so the eggs are fertilized and could, under the right conditions, develop into a chick. Continue reading