Are cracked eggs edible?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by landonjacob, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. landonjacob

    landonjacob Out Of The Brooder

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    So my EE laid her first egg today!

    She scratched all the pine shaving out of the nesting box, which I think resulted in this slight cracking on the top of the egg. I've since changed the bedding to a mixture of pine straw and shavings. Hopefully that will help.

    My question though, does all cracking of an egg make it inedible?

    Thanks!

    -Landon
     
  2. sbhkma

    sbhkma Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it were me, I'd scramble it and feed it back to her. I wouldn't eat it.
     
  3. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is edible yes, cause the shell have a inner liner also, enjoy your egg, haha
     
  4. landonjacob

    landonjacob Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys!
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't eat the ones like that. However, if they have a hairline crack that isn't open at all, I put them in front of all the other eggs in the fridge and eat them within a day or two.
     
  6. rojororeo

    rojororeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the inner liner. If the membrane isn't torn as well, then we eat those. I just separate them in the fridge so they get eaten faster, since they are cracked. Of course, this is only if your egg didn't sit outside for days like that, if it did, then it is dog or chicken food in our house. :)
     
  7. carlsaSC

    carlsaSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually just scramble these immediately upon bringing them. Doesn't matter to me if the dog, the chickens or ourselves consume them, they're cooked.
     
  8. EricaD

    EricaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually just put cracked eggs into a separate bowl in the fridge to be eaten/used first, but we still eat them!
     
  9. Dandelion56

    Dandelion56 Out Of The Brooder

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    We use ours. As said previously, put them in the front and use them within a couple of days.
     
  10. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    I eat cracked eggs.
     

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