Questions about selling eggs for Balut.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mommyofthree, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm seriously disgusted at the thought of selling my fertilized duck eggs for Balut, but if I can get a regular buyer out of the deal so be it. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My question is, is it okay to wash the eggs before selling them or does that interfere with their development?? And should I put them in the fridge or just leave them sitting out? This guy said he will take all of my extra eggs every week so they won't sit longer than 7 days.

    And if we get a rooster he also wants our fertilized chicken eggs for Balut. We may have to get a bigger barn and a whole lot more ducks and chickens because this guy wants a lot of eggs!! I wonder if he works for an oriental restaurant or something, my hubby talked to him and said it sounded like he had an Asian accent. I can't imagine he wants so many eggs all for himself.
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    You should treat them like hatching eggs. No washing, keep them tip down at room temp, etc.

    I wouldn't go expanding your operation however, until you are assured the buyer is legit and consistent.
     
  3. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

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    Sorry if I'm being ignorant, but what is Balut?
     
  4. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We definitely won't be expanding anything for awhile, but if this guy is legit we will find out and I would LOVE an excuse to add to our flock! [​IMG] Chickens and ducks are the only animals we can have that my husband won't put a limit on. LOL

    So I shouldn't clean them at all? Can I wipe the dirty spots with a wet paper towel or anything? If not I've got to do something in the coop, the ducks refuse to lay in their box lately and prefer to dig a hole in the dirt and bury the eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I say work your way into it. Don't invest in a lot of birds or infrastructure until your customer proves himself reliable. But if he does then go for it.
     
  6. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Balut is a partially incubated egg that you eat (you're basically eating a chick/duckling in it's shell) and it's considered a delicacy in some cultures. [​IMG] It's been "served" on Fear Factor before....
     
  7. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    A.T. Hagan :

    I say work your way into it. Don't invest in a lot of birds or infrastructure until your customer proves himself reliable. But if he does then go for it.

    I agree.​
     
  8. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.T. Hagan :

    I say work your way into it. Don't invest in a lot of birds or infrastructure until your customer proves himself reliable. But if he does then go for it.

    I agree, even if this buyer is totally legit we won't be changing anything until next year. I just like to daydream about the possibility of getting more ducks and chickens. [​IMG]
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Given the serious disgust? I'd pass on the deal. Sell the guy some ducks and chickens, and let him raise his own for Balut. I wonder if he has incubators to get the required degree of development? My understanding is that 17 days is considered the ideal stage of development for consumption.

    I have no objections to what others eat, but given your initial reservations, and the fact that he will sell them as food and possibly name you as the source? I'd worry about state and Federal regulations, too. IF there are any. I don't really know.
     
  10. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Obviously I would never eat Balut but if someone else wants to that's up to them. If I sell the eggs and they'll be used for Balut yeah that grosses me out, but i can deal with it. The only way I wouldn't be able to do it would be if I incubated them myself...then I wouldn't sell them for that purpose.

    I'd think if this guy wanted to raise birds he would, since we live in a pretty rural area he probably can't have them where he lives. And he must have an incubator because he told my husband that he also buys eggs from someone else in the area. Good point about any regulations if he sells them, I'll have to look into that. I don't want to get into any trouble if he doesn't handle them properly and someone gets sick....
     

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