Can you eat soft eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tanith BHH, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Tanith BHH

    Tanith BHH Chirping

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    This is probably a really stupid question, but can you eat soft-shelled eggs??
    One of my hens laid a soft egg today (no shell). I've only had them twice before, one time it was already broken and the first time I wasn't on BYC so wasn't sure and left it too long and it went bad!!

    Thanks,
    Tanith[​IMG]
     
  2. Ebers

    Ebers Chirping

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    Everybodies telling me not to eat the one I found this morning
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    I would not eat one of these eggs as it's lacking a shell to prevent bacteria from passing into the membrane, and most of the soft (I call them rubber eggs) eggs I've found have been on the floor or the ground, and even if they were laid in the nest box, I'd be concerned about contamination. However, you can cook them up and give them to your pets, or give them back to the chickens for extra protein.
     
  4. nannie

    nannie Chirping

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    cats would love it.
     
  5. heybarb

    heybarb Songster

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    I boiled mine and gave it back to the chickens.
     
  6. Tanith BHH

    Tanith BHH Chirping

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    Sorry I'm late in replying! Lucky I didn't eat it!! Seems kind of obvious now I know:)
    Next one I get I'll cook it and either give it to my dog or back the hens:)

    Thanks!
     

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