Unfertile Incubated Eggs - Can I feed to dogs?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by southernhusky, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2015
    What would be the longest an egg can be in the incubator before you wouldn't feed it to a dog?

    I know I've read of people that will even cook really well and eat 5-6 day incubated eggs that aren't fertile with no issues.....And I also know that 18 day incubated duck eggs are considered a delicacy(eww >.<)...

    But where would you draw the line? I hate just throwing out a bunch of eggs that didn't hatch(not to mention its almost a week until trash day yucky smell >.<). My dogs eat raw chicken leg quarters and raw eggs in addition to dog food...And most dogs have a stomach of steel pretty much. Anyone ever fed older incubated eggs?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I wouldn't want my dogs to get sick, not worth the risk for me, so I never would, I would just bury them somewhere, we toss our unhatched eggs out into the field.
  3. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2015
    Yeah that is what I thought and have thrown unhatched eggs from my last 2 batches(and last time was 1 chick hatch out of 41, mostly duck eggs that had been washed, guess I should have known better). But I figured it was worth asking about.
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    It takes about 24 to 72 hours for bacteria to begin growing on culture (eggs can make great culture medium of bacteria has found a way to enter through the shell). I would probably hesitate to give dogs raw incubated eggs after 24 hours has passed.
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I guess I'm either brave or stupid. I had eggs in the bator the full 21+ days that weren't fertile at all. I sniff tested them, no bad odors. I cracked them into a dish, no odor, they were runny but not offensive in any other way. fed some to the dogs, some to the chickens. Everyone lived, and they all love me [​IMG]
  6. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    My father-in-law worked in a hatchery many many years ago. He said that eggs that were found to be infertile after candling were sold to a bakery.
  7. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2015
    Interesting....I know I should probably just remove them by day 6 or 7 but some of these were way too dark to tell(course those all didn't hatch so I'm questioning the fertility) but hey they were free but possibly blue french copper maran, I was hoping.

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