Eating infertile eggs in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marymary, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. marymary

    marymary Out Of The Brooder

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    I am incubating for the first time, and after 7 days, the eggs were completely clear. I don't think my rooster is getting busy yet. I have seen him jump on a few hens, but I don't seem to be getting fertile eggs yet.

    So, do you think these eggs are safe to eat, or should I trash them. I fed one to my dog yesterday, and he is fine. There was no smell when I cracked it. I hate to waste them if they are okay.
     
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Personally, I would not eat them myself. I do give them to my dog and cats as it is an excellent source of protein. I don't think it's worth the chanace of getting ill. Someone else might know otherwise.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, I'd never eat them. I just crack them to see if they started to develop at all then toss them.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I wouldn't eat them either. They go to my outside dogs and cats as a treat.
     
  5. noriko

    noriko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I won't eat them either.....It's not really hot enough to kill all of bacteria.(Bacteria can grow inside of eggs with this temp.) And it's not cold to keep the eggs fresh either. You don't want to take any chance. I usually open them up & check what's going on inside. And toss them. Noriko.
     
  6. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Cook it long enough and hot enough and you can eat most anything or try! Hope that you are able to report the results. Oh yah, throw alot of hot sauce on it just in case!
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Toss'm.. dont take a chance on getting ill.

    If I dont eat them my animals dont either.
    I' too always check the the insides.
     
  8. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    I crack 'em and toss 'em.
    ~Rebecca
     
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i put all my bad eggs in a line across the road,, wait to see how many cars miss em before splatto [​IMG]
     
  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    If they had been fertile you wouldn't have eaten them, so you aren't really losing anything by tossing them. I wouldn't even consider eating (or feeding to anything alive) eggs that had been sitting in an enclosed, warm, moist environment for 7 days. [​IMG] That is what the garbage disposal is for. [​IMG]
     

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