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Hen suddenly died today... eggs safe????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kemnerg, May 20, 2018.

  1. kemnerg

    kemnerg In the Brooder

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    Early today we had one of our hens suddenly die (she showed no signs or symptoms of illness). Little bit of background information, we live in an area that has had 5+ inches of rain in the last week. The hens have a 10x10 run and a large wooden coop that they live in. With all of the recent rains, the outside yard has turned very muddy even with us adding stone to the yard. My question is are the eggs that we have collected from the past few days safe to use?
     
  2. Savanna’s chickens

    Savanna’s chickens Chirping

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    Maybe they had a parasite? Was it a bantam or standard because smaller bantams can easily die from parasites
     
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  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Free Ranging Premium Member

    So sorry for your loss :hugs Yes, the eggs should be safe.
     
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  4. cassie

    cassie Crowing 9 Years

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    The eggs will be fine.
     
  5. kemnerg

    kemnerg In the Brooder

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    She was a Rhode Island Red.
     
  6. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Crowing

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    Sorry for your loss. The eggs are fine to eat!
     
  7. kemnerg

    kemnerg In the Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for the answers. I really appreciate the help :)
     

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