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Slightly pecked eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Goldendazy, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. I have one hen that likes to lay her eggs ON TOP of the nesting box... Well I'm not sure if it is her or another hen that is pecking that one egg. It has the one little broken spot in it. My question is......Is it still safe to eat that egg? It is not broken enough to "leak" but the shell is slightly damaged.

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    They are OK to eat, but with the break in the shell they will not store long. If the membrane breaks and it starts to leak, do not trust it is safe.
  3. The dogs don't seem to mind too much when they get a little egg mixed in with their breakfast....That's what Ive been doing with them ....
  4. MamaRudey

    MamaRudey Chirping

    I just make sure to use that one for breakfast that day or next.

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