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funky egg with stretch mark/healed crack???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jster, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Jster

    Jster Songster

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    Okay, funky egg here. Anyone have one like this? It's as if there was a crack that healed/sealed up. Is it safe to eat?

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  2. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
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    looks like the egg has strecth marks. Do the float test. But when in doubt, throw it out. Sorry can't really help you. I've never seen anything like that yet.[​IMG]
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    draw 2 eyes on it,, and a small beard below it ,, and call him "eggrwardo the eggnastic egg puppet" he could make ya millionares [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Sequin

    Sequin Songster

    May 20, 2008
    I think I see Jesus in that cracked egg!!! har har har... jk. I am guessing here, but what might have happened is that the egg cracked while it was being laid, however the membrane inside the shell did not. Just a guess. Who knows with these chickens? I don't think they know either. It's just nature taking its course. It is probably fine to eat, as it doesn't seem the membrane to the egg was broken - but the previously mentioned addage(sp?) holds true - "when in doubt... throw it out".
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    I had one once with a hairline crack going the other way. I cracked it open. it looked ok so I ate it.
     

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