Frequently asked questions

All Time Favourite Question

Are Island Gold eggs fertilized?

Or….Why aren't there any chicks in your eggs?

Or….Could they ever hatch?

This is one of our favourite questions. You cannot imagine how many times we are asked this question. First, there are no roosters in our barns. Therefore the eggs are not fertilized and could never hatch into chicks. Secondly, even if they were fertilized, eggs must be kept incubated at a high temperature in order to hatch and therefore no chick would have time to develop since they are collected and refrigerated almost immediately after being laid. Under the proper conditions (good nutrition, adequate water, low stress, right season, etc.), today's leghorn chicken will naturally lay an egg about every 26 hours.