Raw eggs....

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Southern28Chick, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    Salmonella is more likely to be found in commercial eggs. I trust my eggs are clean. I know I am not the only one. Martha Stewart did a show once with a recipe using raw egg. She, too, said she would trust her eggs and chickens to be clean and never worried about salmonella. I think she might have been making egg nog.
     
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Ok now I'm going to go cook some eggs. I'm starving all of a sudden.
     
  3. KrisRose

    KrisRose Songster

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    Cook eggs??? Not make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?? With Pecans?
     
  4. chickbea

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    I heard once that you shouldn't, but it wasn't because of salmonella, it was something else...I'll try to find it.
    Cooked eggs are OK.
     
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

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    OK - my brain kicked in finally. The bad substance in raw eggs is avidin, which interferes with the absorption of some of the B vitamins. This can cause skin and coat troubles. It isn't poisonous, just bad.
    Having said that, I have certainly been guilty of feeding the eggs to my dogs (that's what I do with the dirty eggs [​IMG])
     
  6. joanm

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    I don't feed my dog raw eggs. Mollie LOVES boiled eggs though. I can tap an egg on the counter and she can hear that ten miles away and comes running. [​IMG]
     
  7. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

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    I make breakfast smoothies with raw eggs, no problem!
    I take a B-complex that contains biotin to override any potential avidin-biotin binding.
    If anybody is interested, here is Dr. Mercola's latest stance on raw eggs:
    Raw Eggs
    Stephanie
     
  8. OHChick

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    i just try to avoid eggs for my dogs (cooked or raw) b/c of the *TERRIBLE* *STINKY* *HORRIFIC* dog emittances that my boys get from them. [​IMG]

    makes me want to break out the gas masks.
     
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  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:My dad had the same opinion. "There's nothing worse than an egg-sucking dog." He actually did haul off and shoot one of ours, since we were getting NO eggs thanks to the hound.
     
  10. theOEGBman

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    I feed our cats eggs. It all started because their mom was a stray that gave birth to them in the woodpile. She vanished and the kittens stayed. I had one hen that wasnt laying an egg with a membrane in it so I would toss her broken eggs over the fence. The kittens would climb over and eat them! So now they get any extra eggs I have while feeding. Mostly duck eggs, but they enjoy chicken eggs sometimes. I do feed them cat food too, I just mix the eggs in it. They've had raw eggs for months now and no one has died yet! [​IMG]
     

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