are non good eggs eatable?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aberfitch, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled some eggs today and it has been 5 days and there are no blood veins. My quesiton is are they ok to eat if they are not developing?
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    After 5 days at 100 degrees it is rather risky. So I would say no.
     
  3. Hi!
    They definitely wouldn't be 'fresh eggs' after 5 days in the incubator.

    I boil my 'clears' and feed them to the chickens.
    They don't look or smell bad. I don't think I'd be brave enough to eat one myself [​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would not eat them. You never know if bacteria has begun to grow in them from the incubation.
     
  5. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You didn't say wether or not they were in yer bator (?)
    IF, they were jist sittin on the shelf waiting to be candled to see if they were fertile or not then i most definately would eat them. To be sure, give 'em the float/sink test.
    If they were indeed in yer bator, then i jist learned along with you from the gals that said don't eat 'em.
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Dont know about the unfertile eggs, but in some countrys they eat duck eggs with embryos in them after they are boiled. i think its called "balut"
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    It's agood thing I didn't eat my lunch yet. [​IMG]
     

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