Regarding eggs and contamination risk to flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fowltemptress, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    I've been buying some eggs from a lady whose eggs have seemed a bit bloodier than I'm used to, but I was assured all was well and have been boiling the eggs for my chickens and other pets as well as for myself. Last time I stopped to buy eggs, the lady told me she wouldn't be able to sell me eggs. Production had been declining, and that combined with the bloody eggs had her get a few chickens checked out and they have thrush or something, I'm not too sure (very hectic morning).
    I'm assuming boiling an egg sterilizes it, and I don't think thrush can even be spread that way, but I'd like to be reassured that the risk of contamination is minimal, and if I'm wrong, I'd like to be corrected. Google is not being friendly to me in this matter, but that's probably my fault. The vets around here flat out told me that I would have to go to their clinic to be advised, most likely because of some liability nonsense if they give incorrect advice sight unseen, and I certainly don't want to pay the 20 or so dollars just to be able to have a conversation with a vet that could have very well taken two moments over the phone (I miss my nice country vets).
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I imagine if they are cooked all the way there shouldn't be a problem... but I don't think I would be eating them.
  3. bangor777

    bangor777 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    As long as they're thoroughly cooked you shouldn't have a problem.
  4. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    Thanks for putting my mind at ease [​IMG]

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