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Unfertile Incubated Eggs - Can I feed to dogs?

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What would be the longest an egg can be in the incubator before you wouldn't feed it to a dog?

 

I know I've read of people that will even cook really well and eat 5-6 day incubated eggs that aren't fertile with no issues.....And I also know that 18 day incubated duck eggs are considered a delicacy(eww >.<)...

 

But where would you draw the line? I hate just throwing out a bunch of eggs that didn't hatch(not to mention its almost a week until trash day yucky smell >.<). My dogs eat raw chicken leg quarters and raw eggs in addition to dog food...And most dogs have a stomach of steel pretty much. Anyone ever fed older incubated eggs?

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I wouldn't want my dogs to get sick, not worth the risk for me, so I never would, I would just bury them somewhere, we toss our unhatched eggs out into the field.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Yeah that is what I thought and have thrown unhatched eggs from my last 2 batches(and last time was 1 chick hatch out of 41, mostly duck eggs that had been washed, guess I should have known better). But I figured it was worth asking about.

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It takes about 24 to 72 hours for bacteria to begin growing on culture (eggs can make great culture medium of bacteria has found a way to enter through the shell). I would probably hesitate to give dogs raw incubated eggs after 24 hours has passed.
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I guess I'm either brave or stupid. I had eggs in the bator the full 21+ days that weren't fertile at all. I sniff tested them, no bad odors. I cracked them into a dish, no odor, they were runny but not offensive in any other way. fed some to the dogs, some to the chickens. Everyone lived, and they all love me :D

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I guess I'm either brave or stupid. I had eggs in the bator the full 21+ days that weren't fertile at all. I sniff tested them, no bad odors. I cracked them into a dish, no odor, they were runny but not offensive in any other way. fed some to the dogs, some to the chickens. Everyone lived, and they all love me :D

My father-in-law worked in a hatchery many many years ago.  He said that eggs that were found to be infertile after candling were sold to a bakery.

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Interesting....I know I should probably just remove them by day 6 or 7 but some of these were way too dark to tell(course those all didn't hatch so I'm questioning the fertility) but hey they were free but possibly blue french copper maran, I was hoping.

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