Is it safe to eat a cracked egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wyandotte34, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Wyandotte34

    Wyandotte34 Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted a little while ago about my girls not laying in the nest boxes, however, until today it has not been a problem. One of my hens laid on the floor again, which they scratch the bedding away from until it is just plywood, and then lay, and today one of the eggs has a slight indentation on one of the ends. Nothing is leaking out of it, but I was just wondering how sanitary it is. I know that eggs can crack in the net boxes too, so hopefully any responses will answer any questions that may arise when they begin laying there.
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I would still eat it if the membrane is still intact but I would do it quick like within the next day or 2
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    and cook thoroughly.

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  4. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. KBChicks

    KBChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree...but when I find a cracked egg I usually scramble it up and feed it to the girls [​IMG]
     
  6. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could hard boil it... And make deviled eggs... Mmmmm my kids eat those like candy!
     
  7. Wyandotte34

    Wyandotte34 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok good to know, thanks. I will probably hard boil it tomorrow morning. [​IMG]
     
  8. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ate a cracked egg the other day...
    still here [​IMG]
     

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