Do I dare eat the eggs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by poppycat, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. poppycat

    poppycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I was moving a big ol' pile of firewood and of course my chickens thought they'd died and gone to an all you can eat buffet. Slugs, worms, termites, beetles, spiders and of course "caviar"

    But then two of them started fighting like crazy over a huge salamander or newt (not sure what's the difference.) The made quick work of him. It was kind of awful. I've seen them eat a snake before, but eeeew, this was way worse.

    Now I'm sure if I crack an egg open it's going to have a salamander head in it! Irrational I know, but now I know what the inspiration for all those scenes in Jurassic Park were.
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had the same thought, watching some of the icky stuff my chickens eat -- like the time they found the wing of an old dead bird and fought over it all day. Yuck! But I would say that the eggs are fine. Anyone else have an opinion on this?
     
  3. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I suppose since dogs lick their butts then give us sloppy kisses, I think it would be ok, since the eggs will be cooked first. [​IMG]
    (mental image of cracking open egg with salamander in it, then again, could make millions on ebay for it!)
     
  4. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Look at it this way, that egg with all that gooy stuff, is just more potien and added flavor.[​IMG] There is NOTHING wrong with any egg because the chicken ate a bug.[​IMG]
     
  5. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
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    Quote:[​IMG] Love the mental image LOL!!!
     
  6. bamadominaker

    bamadominaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have thought about the same thing, My chickens have a sea of insects we cleaned all the leaves out and there was a huge spider. I can't imagen cracking an egg and spiders come pouring out. YIKES!!! [​IMG] It's hard enough tha everyone I have crack so far has been fertile. I wanted to cry, DH said just scramble them. I made everybody eat them. [​IMG] Don't mess with the cook.
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    That was high qualiity feed there! It'll make good eggs.

    .....Alan {laughing}
     
  8. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be worried about the pooping of salamander heads... eww.

    The eggs are fine. Nutrients have to go through the blood to get to the egg, so no salamander bits would get in.

    Although, here in oregon there are toxic newts. If they ate one of those, and lived, I'd probably not eat the eggs.
     
  9. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My chickens love those salamander/newt things! Does anyone have a picture so I know the difference?
     
  10. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you should hatch it.[​IMG] No telling what kind of beastie will come out.
     

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