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Quitters you take out of your bator - what do you do with them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by scoopy82, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. scoopy82

    scoopy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just taken out 10 eggs that were either clear or had blood rings. What do people usually do with the ones that stopped developing? Mine were taken out on day 9 and I was wondering if the clear ones would be alright to cook up as treats for my broodies babies?
     
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I would probably just toss them. But, dont do it yet. Wait a while longer.
     
  3. Hi! The clear eggs, I hardboil and feed back to the birds. The others that are cloudy with anything weird/bacterial possibly growing, have bloodrings, or with embryos that started and stop, get buried.
    I candle usually on Day 6 and pull my clear eggs then. Day 9, I'd still be OK with hardboiling and feeding to back to the birds.
    Many people seem to be uncomfortable with the practice, but a clear egg is a clear egg.
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    Lisa
     
  4. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am queasy thinking of an egg sitting at 40* for over a week. [​IMG]

    I bag them in a ziplock bag and toss in trash.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    If the egg does not have bacteria growing in it, it will not go bad, even if it is at incubation temperatures. It does not matter if it is developing or not. They are fine to cook and feed back to the chickens or your dog. You can even eat them yourself, but I won't.
     
  6. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
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    after 10 days past the due date I used to crack them open to see what happened. But then Some of them made me GAG. [​IMG] UGH the smelllllllll! Now I walk down the road and put them in the woods. If the bugs or something eats it, it just seem the natrual order of things. But I am never cracking them open again [​IMG]
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I crack open any quitter eggs to see what was going on in there. I sniff the contents and if I don't smell anything funky, I put the bowl into the microwave to cook the egg, then mash it up and feed to the chickens. If there's a tiny embryo, I'll still cook the, but if it's bigger, it creeps me out and I send it down the disposal.
     
  8. Quote:Ooooh, I can't stand to see even the bloodring ones cooked because it does make my skin crawl --- too much for me. I don't think it would be harmful for the birds but beyond my 'seeing / handling tolerance'. It's all good protein (she types with a lump in throat).
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    Lisa
     
  9. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ooooh, I can't stand to see even the bloodring ones cooked because it does make my skin crawl --- too much for me. I don't think it would be harmful for the birds but beyond my 'seeing / handling tolerance'. It's all good protein (she types with a lump in throat).
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  10. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I toss them over the fence. I see the flock over them messing with the remains. Tossed a rotten egg the other day. They ran faster back home than they did going.
     

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