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Can you eat eggs that have been cracked?

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Might be a weird one but one of my chickens keeps laying and when I go to collect the top of the egg has a crack/ hole in it. It appears to be from when she lays it drops and cracks, it does not seem to be created inside her. The sack inside is whole just the shell has a hole. Is it safe to eat? should they be washed and refrigerated right away? 

I have tried to cushion the fall a bit more but they just push everything aside.

Your help is appreciated.

Thanks

post #2 of 6

:welcome  Fine to eat, but I would do so shortly after they have been laid.

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post #3 of 6

"When in doubt, throw it out"!  How much is one egg worth?  Food poisoning is not fun.  Mary

post #4 of 6

I crack them purposely to eat them.

post #5 of 6

We eat our cracked eggs if the crack has not punctured the membrane inside.

Like sourland said, we do eat it as soon as we can, though.

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4 Rhode Island Red / 6 Buff Orpingtons / 3 Barred Rocks / 3 White Rocks / 1 Black Sex Link / 1 Black Maran

 

2015 - Blue Ribbon Winner for Brown Eggs in Local Fair

2015 - 2nd Place Winner in BYC's Coop & Run Contest 

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post #6 of 6

My Mother always saved the cracked eggs (they came from the store) for baking.  She always used them up as quickly as possible.


Edited by NancysChickens - 4/25/16 at 9:53am
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