Found a clutch of turkey eggs, can I eat them?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Michele S, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Michele S

    Michele S In the Brooder

    Feb 19, 2010
    I found fifteen turkey eggs in a nest in the corner of our backyard today. I guess that means our turkey is a GIRL. So can I eat them? They must be between 2-3 weeks old.
  2. Well, i might be a bit leery about them if they're that old. They may be perfectly fine to eat, but i personally would not want to chance it. If they aren't fertile, you may want to hard boil them and feed them to your chickens or turkeys.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Depends on the weather. Hot hot days, I'd probably not eat them. Cool dry nest... well, i'd candle them, crack them into a bowl before use, give it a sniff test, and eat away if all checked out.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: