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To Eat or Not To Eat the Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alexandra317, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Alexandra317

    Alexandra317 Out Of The Brooder

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    Somewhere, I believe I read certain circumstances when the eggs should NOT be eaten. Would someone please clarify? Can the pullets beginner eggs be eaten? Can the eggs after certain foods, medicines, environmental treatments be eaten?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    As a general rule, don't eat the eggs after worming or medicating.
    Some meds don't have a withdrawal period but most do.
    Don't eat eggs that stink when you open them or that have been in a secret nest for an unknown lengthy period of time.

    There's no reason not to eat a pullet egg. It is still an egg and has the same components and nutrition as an adult hen's egg being fed the same thing.
     
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  3. Alexandra317

    Alexandra317 Out Of The Brooder

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    You are my hero/heroine today! Thank you! Food sitting around for unknown lengths of time, I'm funny about anyway, ALWAYS on the side of caution. Medicine and worming, I was unclear. Are the wait times posted somewhere? Most of the medicines I got are for other animals. I doubt the info is on the label.
     
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    Go Cardinals!
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Correct. Usually the label will only have a withdrawal period for those approved for poultry.
    2 weeks is standard but it is best to ask those that have used it.

    I always go by the smell test or anything wilted. We in the US throw away 40% of the food produced. Most of it perfectly good.

    Many foods like milk and eggs have a 'sell by date', not a 'use by date'. It is usually good for much longer.

    By the way, hero, not heroine. I did notice early on that most of the people on here were women.

    I'm hoping the Cards take in 6 but 7 will work too.
     
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  6. jmandawn

    jmandawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X 2.........GO CARDS! [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    How 'bout them birds?
     
  8. jmandawn

    jmandawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only 4 games away from another WS!

    GO CARDS!
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It would be sweet to return the favor to the Sox they laid on us in '04.
    I think the teams are pretty evenly matched. After all, they had the 2 best records in baseball, each with 97 wins. People only knew about Boston though since St. L is such a small market.
     
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    jmandawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be a dream come true! I agree they are pretty evenly matched though.
     

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