Can I cook eggs that have been set on for 2 days?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenannie, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Discovered a broody on a nest and I know for sure she's only been on it for 2 days. Does anyone know if that will be harmful to eat those eggs? I could also hardboil them and feed them back to the birds, which I do sometimes if I have too many eggs.
     
  2. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can-probably. You might want to give it to the dogs/chickens though. That's what we do. I wouldn't risk it yourself.
     
  3. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you mean it might make me sick?
     
  4. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They probably wouldn't hurt you but I wouldn't want to eat eggs with an embryo started. My husband went to the Phillipines many years ago and said they serve duck eggs with the embryo at day 18. [​IMG] Supposedly, it's a normal dish there. I guess it's all what you're used to!! [​IMG]
     
  5. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    .........can you cook them? [​IMG] Yes.
    ................................do you want to eat them? [​IMG] sure...
    ............would I eat one? No way! [​IMG]
    It will have a black speck in it, along with veins if its fertile...... [​IMG]
     
  6. macnugget

    macnugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    you can cook them just fine it might not even have a blood spot in them yet. we have eaten our after 3 days and its been fine
     
  7. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they dont float , they are fine to munch on. [​IMG]

    ? or is it the other way around? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Yes you can eat the eggs. I have and they were just fine. Have you candled the eggs? Are you sure they are fertile?
     
  9. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know if they were fertile, but with all the roosters around my guess is yes.
     

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