Soft egg safe to eat???? (pics added) LOL

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by savingpurple, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen, as I was closing them up last night, crawl in the nest box instead of the roost. Okay, I told myself, I would give her, her time and then close up shop.

    Well, after working all day,I was tired, and I went back out, and she hadn't finished business. I just told her to hurry up, or that is where she would be sleeping, as I was going in. Waited out there for only about 5 more minutes, as I was feeding the mosquitos there late night snack. Closed up shop.....

    Came out this morning, and the nest box looked soiled, but with light green to yellow liquid, and a soft shelled egg.

    My question is, can we still eat it. I can wash it off, and have been handling it, with no breakage. IF, I do succeed in cleaning it off good enough, can we eat it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone??
     
  3. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cement, OK
    I don't eat soft eggs, but I will cook them & feed them to my birds.
     
  4. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ah, good idea thanks:)
     
  5. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am fine eating softshell (rubber) egg, unless the membrane is broken. Just eat it right away. It doesn't store well. If membrane is broken or the egg contents are leaking, I just feed it back to the birds.
     
  6. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kind of funny....let it soak in water to help clean it off, while I cut peppers for dinner...it soaked up the water...it is like a breast implant now...[​IMG]

    We all agreed we no longer want to eat it. [​IMG]

    Will break it open to see what it contained anyways...[​IMG]
     
  7. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay here is 2 pics that show it is a soft shell egg...

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    Here it is after it soaked in the water....It just became engorged...felt like jello...

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    And after cutting it open, releasing the water, which you can see in the picture, it is just a normal egg:)

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    Had to document it...don't know why???
     

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