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Cracked Eggs! Okay to Eat????

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

  1. pippsqueak

    pippsqueak Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 20, 2011
    Grants Pass
    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

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    As long as you cook it I do all the time
  3. pippsqueak

    pippsqueak Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 20, 2011
    Grants Pass
    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

    Apr 29, 2011
    I use the cracker ones first, even over older ones, just incase.
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    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

    Jun 20, 2011
    Grants Pass
    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

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I mix them in with the dogs food. Supposed to be good for their coat according to Grandmom.

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