eating cracked eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AZ CHICK, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. AZ CHICK

    AZ CHICK Out Of The Brooder

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    When i collect eggs sometimes some of them have a small crack but not deep enough for anything to come out.can we keep those eggs and eat them?
     
  2. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We eat ours, I just don't sell the cracked ones. If it breaks through the membrane, I don't eat those.
     
  3. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I collect an egg like that, I usually cook it up right away so that it doesn't sit in the fridge for a long time. Plus, if someone takes it out unknowing of the crack, it may break and fall on the floor or break in the fridge. Then you just have a mess.
     
  4. AZ CHICK

    AZ CHICK Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, thanks! I was thinking they would be ok to eat.
     
  5. 4mybcs

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    Oooo thanks for asking this question. I have been cooking and eating the slightly cracked ones immediately and then tossing it if it was severely cracked or pecked at. Seems like I am on track.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I usually cook up the cracked or really dirty eggs for the dogs/chickens. I have a bowl I keep in the fridge just for them until I cook them. If they were clean and just had surface cracks I would have no problem eating them myself.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If the membrane is intact, I'll eat it. If it's a deep crack, it gets tossed to the dogs.

    I think the dogs have something set up with the hens to crack a few eggs every so often....
     
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  8. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2013

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