Cracked Eggs! Okay to Eat????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pippsqueak, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. pippsqueak

    pippsqueak Out Of The Brooder

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    So my RIR dropped her third egg this morning and when I went to get it, it was cracked on one side but the thin membrane is still intact. Is it still okay to eat or might it have gotten contaminated?? I washed it really well just in case but I would hate to throw it out. Thanks!
     
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you cook it I do all the time
     
  3. pippsqueak

    pippsqueak Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I definitely am not into the raw eggs. Lol
     
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I use the cracked ones also. If they're seriously cracked though(like egg seeping/coming out) I will feed them to the dog.
     
  5. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the cracker ones first, even over older ones, just incase.
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    You can feed oyster shell and the eggs will be too strong to crack. I'm still feeding starter for my girls and I give oyster shell on the side. My nest boxes are solid oak and the two pullets drop their eggs right on the wood. The push the pine aside. I have a hard time cracking our eggs due to the oyster shell.
     
  7. pippsqueak

    pippsqueak Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The shells are thick but, I think she had her rear up high and it hit the wood hard. Its barely cracked but, like I said it didn't break the membrane so I'm going to eat it anyway. I might start to mix oyster shells in if it continues to happen but, they get a lot of calcium and grit so I think they will be okay. Thanks though!
     
  8. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mix them in with the dogs food. Supposed to be good for their coat according to Grandmom.
     

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