Cooking eggs that are not fertile that was in bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by henney penny, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled my eggs (day 18) there was 15 or so that was not fertile,can I boil them and feed them to the chickens safely?Its a shame to waste them if they can
     
  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do that, usually I take the infertile ones out of the incubator after 1 week. I crack them into a frying pan just to make sure they aren't rotten inside (never had one be rotten, but I'd rather play it safe) and scramble them up and feed them to the chickens. The yolks go all soft and runny after a week in the incubator, and I don't think I'd ever want to eat them myself, but it's never harmed my hens. Sometimes I'll throw a bunch of cracked corn in with the scramble. They love it!
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I do the same thing, no sense in wasting all that protein!
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a lot guys,time to boil
     

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