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Can you eat eggs that have been cracked?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kasophia, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. kasophia

    kasophia New Egg

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    Might be a weird one but one of my chickens keeps laying and when I go to collect the top of the egg has a crack/ hole in it. It appears to be from when she lays it drops and cracks, it does not seem to be created inside her. The sack inside is whole just the shell has a hole. Is it safe to eat? should they be washed and refrigerated right away?
    I have tried to cushion the fall a bit more but they just push everything aside.
    Your help is appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Fine to eat, but I would do so shortly after they have been laid.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    "When in doubt, throw it out"! How much is one egg worth? Food poisoning is not fun. Mary
     
  4. erlibrd

    erlibrd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I crack them purposely to eat them.
     
  5. SCOdoubleT

    SCOdoubleT Out Of The Brooder

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    We eat our cracked eggs if the crack has not punctured the membrane inside.
    Like sourland said, we do eat it as soon as we can, though.
     
  6. NancysChickens

    NancysChickens New Egg

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    My Mother always saved the cracked eggs (they came from the store) for baking. She always used them up as quickly as possible.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016

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