Eating non-fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mollys mom, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. mollys mom

    mollys mom New Egg

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    Please don't bash me if this seems like a dumb question. I haven't ever incubated eggs before and was wondering what can be done with non-viable eggs if candled around 7 days. So for instance, the egg was laid on day 1 and put into an incubator on day 3. By day 10, it's candled and found to be unfertilized. Can you eat it? Do you feed it back to the chickens or other animals? Toss in the trash?
     
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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I throw mine out. I suppose you could boil and feed them back to the chickens. I know I personally wouldn't eat them.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I would not even feed them to animals. Some how, the thought of eating an egg that was not successfully incubated makes me think that the egg would be a prime candidate for bacterial invasion at incubation temps.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's all I can think too.
     
  5. mollys mom

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    Thanks for the help. I thought it would be risky but wasn't sure about feeding to the dogs or chickens.
     

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