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New Egg - Small Crack

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by enggass, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got a new egg. Biggest yet! Slightly small crack in tip-top. Not all the way through at all... Looks like from landing on hard nest box floor.
    Is that ok to eat?
     
  2. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the crack doesn't go all the way into the egg then it's ok to eat [​IMG]
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like star said. Check to see if its leaking.
     
  4. biddybird

    biddybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't eat them, ---to much chance of contamination. [​IMG] But to keep you from feeling like it is a waste, smash it is a bowl and feed it back to your girls. They will love you for it and the shell is a good sorce of calcium. They make harder shelled eggs that won't crack the next time.

    If you feed back your smashed shells all the time you will see the results.[​IMG]
     
  5. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is just slightly cracked I eat them that day. Just make sure it's thoroughly cooked. If it's smashed and oozing out, I don't eat it.
     

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