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Hen sitting on unfertile eggs for 10 days - Are they safe to eat?

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So my Maran has gone broody and I bought some fertile eggs from someone local to see if she will hatch them since we don't have a rooster. Then we went on vacation for 10 days. Come back and she is not only sitting on the fertile eggs, but seems to have squirreled away several of the other ladies eggs. At least a dozen. Can we still eat them, or will they have spoiled after sitting under her warm butt for over a week? :-)
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:-)
Edited by ShadowNIN - 6/3/16 at 10:20pm
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Personally, i would not eat them

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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Bummer!
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I assume you don't have a rooster and that's how you know they are infertile. It's really up to you, but I wouldn't eat them. Then again, 10 eggs is nothing to me since I get 11 a day lol. 

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahma, Cochin, d'Uccle, Cornish and EE bantams

RIR, BR, EEs, GP Hamburg, Ancona, Wheaten/Blue/Splash Marans.

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10 guineas making a racket dawn to dusk.

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahma, Cochin, d'Uccle, Cornish and EE bantams

RIR, BR, EEs, GP Hamburg, Ancona, Wheaten/Blue/Splash Marans.

Spitzhauben, OE, Speckled Sussex, Egyptian Fayoumis and rosecombs have arrived!

 

10 guineas making a racket dawn to dusk.

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