To eat or not to eat, cracked egg.....

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To eat or not to eat, cracked egg.....

Postby lifeflower » 16 Mar 2015, 10:32

So my hens just started laying. And today I noticed one of the eggs had a crack at the top. I googled whether or not you can eat it and I read mixed answers. I hated to waste it. I gave the shell back to the girls with some scratch and they ate it up. But for some reason the thought of wasting that egg bothered me. I know. Probably a rookie response.
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Re: To eat or not to eat, cracked egg.....

Postby CP » 16 Mar 2015, 11:26

Rather depends on your view of hygiene. We've eaten cracked eggs, eggs with soft shells & even ones with holes in them, to no ill effect! 8)

However, only when they've been found clean or freshly laid. If they've been rolling around in the mud &/or chicken poo for ages, then I might think again...! :shock:

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Re: To eat or not to eat, cracked egg.....

Postby drfish » 16 Mar 2015, 12:10

As long as it doesn't smell bad, and is cooked properly (i.e. don't use it to make Mayonnaise for example), then get it in the pan and enjoy, I say :grin:
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Re: To eat or not to eat, cracked egg.....

Postby Discobill » 16 Mar 2015, 14:57

Glad you said that as I just eat whatever they lay :grin:
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Re: To eat or not to eat, cracked egg.....

Postby kated » 16 Mar 2015, 15:38

Cracked eggs go in cakes or something similar in our house. As long as they are subjected to full cooking heat throughout you'll not come to any harm.
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Re: To eat or not to eat, cracked egg.....

Postby subruss » 17 Mar 2015, 09:57

As above if its fresh and clean eat it :thumbright:

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Re: To eat or not to eat, cracked egg.....

Postby organic chick » 17 Mar 2015, 12:33

.... although the cat enjoys the odd cracked one if its mucky, so none go towaste.
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