Are they safe to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DaviJones, Mar 27, 2018.

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  1. DaviJones

    DaviJones Songster

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    One of my chickens laid an egg out in the run and I'm guessing it sat out in the Sun for a few hours, is it safe to eat? It's pretty warm here around at least 80 probably 90s in the Sun. I also had an egg crack in the nest and an egg sat in the cracked egg for about 3 hours, is it safe to eat?
     
  2. mortie

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    I don't eat cracked eggs personally.

    The one sitting in the sun is fine.
     
  3. pvaldes

    pvaldes Chirping

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    If in doubt, do not eat. One egg Is not worth the trouble
     
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    Thanks! And sorry I didn't mean the cracked egg, I meant the second egg the was sitting in the cracked egg
     
  5. HoopyFrood

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    Totally fine to eat. The bloom on the egg helps keep bacteria from entering the egg, and the outer layers of ablumen (egg white) are highly alkaline, and thus anti-microbial as well.

    It's not like you're going to eat the outer shell, right? :) If you were concerned I wouldn't use the egg raw in anything (we do eat raw egg from our girls, primarily in the form of homemade mayo; so it's obvious our girls do not have SE). But cooking it well will kill any unwanted microbes in it anyway.

    Some err on the side of caution, which is certainly safe. I err on the side of liking to eat every egg I can! :D
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    No egg is worth food poisoning! I would use the uncracked egg, just nothing cracked. Out in the sun, maybe, maybe not. It's probably fine, especially if cooked.
    Mary
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Cracked egg...no way.
    Run egg.....depends on how 'dirty' it is,
    some are too disgusting to bother with cleaning, IMO.
     
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    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    There's a little dirt on a fresh egg, and there's really dirty. I throw those away too.
    Mary
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Exactly!
     
  10. DaviJones

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    The one in the run had a bit of sand and leaf debris on it, nothing like feces though(I keep my run really clean so the neighbor won't complain) I threw out the one that cracked of course, though I wondered if being in the other egg's white would get rid of the bloom or such, just for future reference because I have a feeling it will happen again will my huge Orpington.

    Although in the end I just cooked them up for the chooks in exchange for more eggs. Thanks for your help! Oh, and can you eat an egg with a less than calcified shell(just a little rough, can post a picture when I get home) Might have to arrange a trade for more eggs.
     
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