Really stupid question about eating eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Ok my niece has a pair of breeding Delaware Blue Hens. Well ones a roo and what a roo he is! Anyway, the first egg she got from mthe pair she wanted to hatch so she put it under a heat lamp.

    She doesn't have an incubator. [​IMG]

    After three days she candled it and found nothing. After five days: nothing. So she figured it wasn't fertile.

    But, then we all debated. If it has been under the ehat lamp for five days is it edible? [​IMG]
  2. Renee

    Renee Songster

    May 7, 2008
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I wouldn't even feed it to my dogs after 5 days under a heat lamp. But... that's just me.

    Sounds like your niece NEEDS an incubator... great birthday or Christmas gift? (hint, hint, hint...[​IMG])
  4. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I love being proven right! Woohoo! Thanks guys! I tossed the egg and got scolded for it. I said no one should eat eggs that have been half cooked for five days EEEW!
  5. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    They aren't being cooked unless the light is too hot. It gets hotter outdoors sometimes than it does in an incubator. However unless the weather is cool most wouldn't eat an egg that's been sitting around for 5 days. Under warm conditions a lot of bacteria could grow in that time. Now I'd eat an egg if I left it sit on my counter that long since I keep my house below 80F year round.

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