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mouse manure on eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by islandcickenlady, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. islandcickenlady

    islandcickenlady Hatching

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    There was mouse manure, and probably urine, on shells of a carton of eggs left in the coop by mistake. I've washed the eggs off with dawn dish detergent and water. Does the mouse manure/urine permeate the shell and membrane? Are the eggs safe to eat?
     

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Can't imagine anything good coming of this. I'd toss.


    Imp-If in doubt throw it out.
     
  3. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    better safe than sorry u'll get more eggs i'm sure:)
     
  4. islandcickenlady

    islandcickenlady Hatching

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    Thank you.
     
  5. Those shells are pourous, even with the protective bloom that is layed over the shell by the hen I would imagine that mouse urine is strong enough to disolve and penetrate that.
    I would not chance that.
     
  6. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I would toss them, and figure out how to place a few mouse traps to remove the threat!
    no Offense to mice, I have raised many. But wild rodents carry Disease! and you can't be too careful where your food is concerned!
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    OK this thread just screamed "needs a mouse urine or mouse manure recipe" Something like a mouse poop custard. [​IMG]

    I googled but couldn't find anything.

    Imp-feels like a failure now.
     

  8. tulie13

    tulie13 Songster

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    Quote:[​IMG] OK, seriously, I am in agreement, better to throw them out than to chance anything here. And get some mouse traps!
     

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