I was given some eggs by avid smokers....

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by sammssd, Jan 28, 2013.

Would you eat the eggs?

Poll closed Jan 31, 2013.
  1. Yes, they're still good!

    4 vote(s)
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  2. Maybe, try cooking some!

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  3. No, just play it safe

    0 vote(s)
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  4. Heck to the NO! GROSS.

    1 vote(s)
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  1. sammssd

    sammssd New Egg

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    So, I don't have my own chickens yet, but was so excited when my neighbor wanted to give me some eggs for free from her backyard chickens!
    There's a problem though...the cartons AND eggs WREAK of ciggarette smoke. I'm really turned off and feel bad if I don't use them. Will it affect the inside of the eggs? Should I just crack some open and try making scrambled eggs or something? :/

    Please help!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would use them in recipes, one or two eggs at a time to use them up slowly, so that I didn't have to taste a smoke taste.

    I once ordered hatching eggs and they smelled like smoke. Hatched out some beautiful chicks though.
     
  3. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry to much, as a non smoker myself I wouldn't be too happy with the smell either but I imagine it is coming from the box stored in the house rather than the eggs themselves, they only picked up the smell after being placed in the box, I would throw the box away and get my own that they can put eggs in for you next time just don't let them keep the box for any length of time, lol!
     
  4. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try switching cartons and see if it's really the eggs or the cardboard carton.
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm shocked people let their chickens smoke! Can cause problems in egg laying it states right on the package.
     
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  6. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. TennesseeChicken

    TennesseeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that was a good one! [​IMG]
     
  8. hennotrooster

    hennotrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Maxcine99

    Maxcine99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL XD yeah its probably just the package, my in-laws smoke and even if we've only visited 10 mins we smell like a smoke stack so its probably...maybe ok? If you're really worried try one and see if it tastes like smoke
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd crack em and scramble them up without seasoning, see if the yolk and contents are smelly. I got some turkey eggs once that just reeked of smoke. I was so disappointed and had no hope for them at all. BUT I got 100% hatch rate from them! You never know until you try.
     

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