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Poem: "Hens and Flowers"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 9th, 2014 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Well...

Tradionally people did it just by grabbing the eggs immediately. The embryos take time to develop, so a fresh egg is hard to tell if it's been fertilized or not.

Some people don't mind finding the occasional half-grown chick in an egg. Some cultures have considered it a delicacy, go figure. As you said, separating hens from roosters also works, but if you want chicks to continue the flock, then you need roosters. Didn't used to be the case that everyone ordered their chicks in the mail, you had to raise your own.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 10th, 2014 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well...

I suppose that would work, wouldn't it. I can see why it could be considered a delecacy though it's one if likely be rather put off by

As for the farm I mentioned, I believe they borrow a rooster from the owners sister, who also keeps chickens on her farm. The sisters farm is farther upstate so I've never been but I've gathered it's mich larger than the one near me, less people allows for lower land prices and such
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 10th, 2014 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well...

>> I suppose that would work, wouldn't it. <<

You just have to know where hens like to hide their eggs -- they have favorite places. It helps to have kids who consider egg hunting to be fun. I always got a kick out of it.

>> I can see why it could be considered a delecacy though it's one if likely be rather put off by <<

I probably wouldn't be attracted to embryo eggs as food either. As something cool to poke at, yes.

>> As for the farm I mentioned, I believe they borrow a rooster from the owners sister, who also keeps chickens on her farm. The sisters farm is farther upstate so I've never been but I've gathered it's mich larger than the one near me, less people allows for lower land prices and such. <<

That works too.
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