Eat a shell-less egg?

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Eat a shell-less egg?

Post by ChickenLittle » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:47 pm

I got some RTLs two weeks ago, most are laying but some not. Nice strong shells, nothing weird. Well tonight one that already laid this morning dropped a shell-less egg. I think its likely because she just isn't into the groove yet. Anyway. I rinsed it off and put it in the fridge. My kid wants to eat it. Thoughts?
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Re: Eat a shell-less egg?

Post by Colleen Kinzie » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:41 pm

Nothing protecting it from bacteria entering it
Not sure how old your kid is?
Myself I wouldn't take a chance especially with a kid
I usually give them to my dog. Lol
Just my opinion
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Re: Eat a shell-less egg?

Post by windwalkingwolf » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:19 am

If you're going to eat it, do it within 24 hours of when it was laid...they will dehydrate quickly, making the egg very thick and sticky. I find even after cooking, the texture is weird.
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Re: Eat a shell-less egg?

Post by Killerbunny » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:13 am

Good job you snagged it before the girls realised they could eat it! I wouldn't eat it but I might use it to cook with.
You're correct they might just be starting up and this one laid a bit too early.
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Re: Eat a shell-less egg?

Post by WLLady » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:00 pm

dog food.....i wouldn't risk it, because the shell plays a very important role in keeping bacteria out....
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Re: Eat a shell-less egg?

Post by Silverlacedmom » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:45 pm

Colleen Kinzie wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:41 pm
Nothing protecting it from bacteria entering it
Not sure how old your kid is?
Myself I wouldn't take a chance especially with a kid
I usually give them to my dog. Lol
Just my opinion
My thoughts exactly...the shell protects from bacteria and such...I wouldnt risk letting anyone eat it.
I would feed em to my dog as a last resort, that way nothing is wasted. :yappydog:
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Re: Eat a shell-less egg?

Post by kenya » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:47 pm

I just throw them out.
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Re: Eat a shell-less egg?

Post by ChickenLittle » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Thats what I thought, thanks everyone! I pitched it in the field. No other soft ones since. I am new to chickens (my hubs grew up on a chicken farm, less enthused than I am lol) so I check them often. Definitely don't want them to think they are yummy!
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