Are eggs still good to eat with gen on them all day?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by FishMtFarm, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. FishMtFarm

    FishMtFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if a fertile egg is still good to eat if a gen sits on it for up to 8 hours? I check in the morning and no eggs but when I come home from work they have eggs but the broody hens are sitting on them. I don't know for how long, could be 8 hours or only a couple. Are they still ok to take away that night and eat?
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they're fine to eat!
     
  3. FishMtFarm

    FishMtFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok good thank you. We give some of our eggs away and I don't wanna make anyone sick or give them bad eggs, lol.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Just seconding they're fine.

    My broodies stay in the coop, and the other hens like to donate eggs to her cause. So, every night (or sometimes every other night) I go out and collect the extra eggs. This means she's been setting on them sometimes over a day. It takes about 3 days of incubation for development to start. Once in a while I notice a larger germinal disc thing, but no blood vessels, etc.
     
  5. FishMtFarm

    FishMtFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good to know, thank you!
     

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