Can I eat eggs that have been set on for 3 days?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickyboomboom, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. chickyboomboom

    chickyboomboom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    I have a broody girl and she's been sitting on some eggs for about 3-4 days.. Tonight we are going to move her and put some fake wood eggs under her and remove the other (unfertilized eggs).

    We're going to see if she's still broody after we move her and if so, in a few weeks we're going to sneak a few day olds underneath her so she thinks the wood eggs hatched.

    Wondering if I can eat the eggs that she's been sitting on for 3-4 days or if I should just throw them away?
  2. Imakedo

    Imakedo Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2012
    Crack it open and if you don't have a partial chick growing you should be good. I've been hearing they good for up to two weeks if they're not washed. Float test in cold water seems to do the trick. If it floats it's no good.

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