Throwing out the duds

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AlienChick, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candling incubator eggs . . .


    When you guys toss the non-fertile eggs after, say, day 14, do you throw them into the trash or do you give them to the dogs???
     
  2. TheHalfWayCoop

    TheHalfWayCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I throw mine out
     
  3. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If eggs I order arrive damaged but not smelly I scramable them and feed them to my chickens. anything I've kept warm (incubated) I crack open cause you know I just have to see inside [​IMG] , then throw away.

    I went to set a turkey egg this morning and noticed it was badly dented from shipping and had an odor, so tossed it.

    so, I usually don't feed any of these to the dogs...but give them back to chickens if not yet incubated, to add protein to their diets.
     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with MamaMercy- if I've been incubating them, I seal them in a ziploc bag, and then crack them open to see if I was wrong or not, and to see how far they developed. It's always been interesting, and the only mistake I've made is not throwing them out soon enough. But then again, I've never had an egg explode, so maybe it's been ok that I've taken my time to toss them.
     
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my dogs the totally clear ones. Not the blood rings or the early quitters though.
    I usually remove the clear ones on day 12, and when I crack them open they just smell like warm egg.
    The dogs have never refused them, so I guess they must taste okay!
     
  6. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I have some totally clear ones that I was thinking of just giving to the dogs.

    Just wanted to make sure.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes I crack them open to see but mostly I put them out on the compost heap and they are gone in the morning [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. bikerchic

    bikerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Melissa, you have a compost egg thief fairy! (Most likely the 4 legged kind!)
     
  9. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Melissa, you have a compost egg thief fairy! (Most likely the 4 legged kind!)

    Yeah with a little black mask and very talented little hands [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I figure at least if he gets something to eat he might not be so intent on my Chicken Nuggets [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. blazensasha

    blazensasha Out Of The Brooder

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    I just toss them over the fence and hope I don't hit one of my horses. [​IMG]
     

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