Eat a cracked egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicks47, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. chicks47

    chicks47 Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Illinois
    So I have a new hen - today is the third day she laid an egg. She apparently wasn't ready for it today either.
    I saw her squawking as she stood on our window sill. Thought she just laid an egg in the flower pot next to her. I started to walk away to look elsewhere and heard the crack as she dropped an egg. The egg fell a foot down onto the cement porch and the egg cracked, but the interior lining is still in tact and nothing has oozed out.
    Is this egg okay to eat if we ate it today or tomorrow?
    I obviously picked it up immediately and it is actually clean too.
    Hope she runs for someplace soft next time!
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
  2. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    I'd eat it, but I'd cook it thoroughly.

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