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I was just peeling eggs i boiled ... and when i opened one of the eggs ... it was a boiled chick .. i have my own chickens and pick up my own eggs and i found a couple yesterday in a different spot and picked them up not thinking ... i dont know how long they were out there before i picked it up ... i want to puke ...
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I was just peeling eggs i boiled ... and when i opened one of the eggs ... it was a boiled chick .. i have my own chickens and pick up my own eggs and i found a couple yesterday in a different spot and picked them up not thinking ... i dont know how long they were out there before i picked it up ... i want to puke ...
Oh dear thats horrable for you and the chick
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Ewww....so sorry for you both.

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I've cracked an egg and it was a chick inside, but not boiled one. it was awful. I'm sorry.

Short of candling every egg, I guess it's just a risk of having chickens (and a rooster)
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Oh what a bummer.

What does candling do? Sometimes mil gets us yard eggs and I would REALLY like to avoid having a similar experience to the OP.

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Hey, if you were from South East Asia, that would have been just as good lunch.
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You can tell by feeling eggs where they have been under a setting hen.

Eggs under a setting hen have a very satiny feel to them. It feels kinda like a wax coating.

Unsat upon eggs have a rougher feel to them.

What a terrible find
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ah how terrible for you and the chick.
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whooooops!!! Too bad for the both of you, better luck next time. s
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Oh my gosh, that's horrible.

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I'm so glad my hens are stupid/lazy and don't ever sit on eggs. I shouldn't have to worry about that happening.
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Hey, if you were from South East Asia, that would have been just as good lunch.
: A delicacy even. Very healthy (although if you're a vegetarian, you do have my sympathy)
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Ugg. I am so sorry. If I have any questions at all about my eggs, I give them the float test. Float them in a bowl of water, if the sink, eat them, if they float, DON'T. They are either rotten or developing.
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uck! this happened to me recently with storeboought free range eggs. I felt pretty grossed out about it.

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This thread REALLY makes me want to stick with the cheap storebought eggs!!!

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Uber's link is good. Candling is where you put the egg in front of a strong light. You'll see the chick or the yolk. If the eggs aren't turned regularly, by a hen, or a rolling machine, the chick won't develop properly - they need to be continually moved to be okay. You can see enough of what's happening to know the chick is growing or not by candling. If the egg is rotten, you can sometimes see that in the egg, too, because there won't be a clear view of the yolk.

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Shudder. That happened to my mom once with a conventional storebought egg.
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I do the same as Crissei if the eggs are iffy. Mu daughter thinks you are always supposed to.
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Ugh. I'd be sick too.

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aww, im sorry!! all i can say is, hopefully it was already dead if it was just laying in the yard somewhere and not with the hen.

Im sorry you had to find that. Im not sure what Id do, but thinking about crying or being sick isnt it!
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It's a good thing ds1 won't be reading this. A few months ago he was in a tizzy about me making hard boiled eggs because he didn't want to hurt the chicks inside. I tried explaining the difference between fertilized and unfertilized eggs, but he insisted there were chicks inside. The little guy was so upset!

I'm sorry that happened - that would really have freaked me out.
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I was going to mention the delicacy thing...there's a show on the Travel Channel and they showed this.
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It's called Balut - in the Philippines, anyway, and I *think* it's a duck egg they use.

I remember when I was living there as a young teenager and one of my classmates ate one in front of me. At the time, I was sooooo grossed out (which is precisely why he made a show of it to me). In retrospect, though, it's such a nutrient-dense food, and I really wish I would have tried some. Oh well. Live and change, right?
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That's why we don't eat questionable eggs. Our eggs are collected daily from the coop. Anything laid outside the coop is questionable.

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