What do I do with my 10 infertile eggs that my hen has been setting on

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmerbrandy, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. farmerbrandy

    farmerbrandy New Egg

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    My sweet little bantam hen, broody little thing, has been sitting on 10 eggs. I finally found her nest today. But, we don't have a rooster, so unless Mr. Mallard could have successfully fertilized her eggs (which it is my understanding that he can't) then I have 10 infertile eggs. I moved her from her nest because it wasn't in a good place and I want to reincorporate her into the "farm". So, anyway, I now have these eggs. I candled them (my first candling experience) and they look good to me, but do you think they're edible? I hate to throw out a bunch of perfectly good eggs, but I don't know how ong unwashed eggs last that are being sat on. Any ideas??

    I appreciate any feedback... I actually wasn't even sure if this was the right thread to post in, but here it is. ;-)
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I would boil them or scramble them up and feed them back to the chickens. [​IMG] Just chop them up first, so they don't know they're actually eggs... [​IMG]
     
  3. farmerbrandy

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    So they're not good to eat? I didn't know that chickens could eat eggs.[​IMG]
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  4. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    hehe, chickens can and will eat darn near anything. They're omnivores. That's scientific talk for 'don't keel over in their run'.

    I agree about feeding them to the flock, your hen probably kept them pretty warm for quite a while. just cook em up, little oil, no salt if you scramble em. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mrs MIA

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    Yup... they have eaten just about anything I put in their pen. Well, they didn't care for jalapeno peppers that found their way into the veggie pile. [​IMG] They've even eaten bear meat... LOL! [​IMG]
    You just want to make sure you chop up the boiled eggs first... I've heard it can encourage them to eat freshly laid eggs.
     

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