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Old 09-22-2011, 01:44 PM   #21
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I cracked it open and there was a partially developed chicken. I didn't eat eggs for a while after that. I eat eggs and I eat chicken, I don't do the in between stuff.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:47 PM   #22
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Eek! Balute! Not sure I would eat eggs for awhile after getting one like that either!
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:04 PM   #23
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Yep My thoughts exactly!
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:16 PM   #24
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I cracked it open and there was a partially developed chicken. I didn't eat eggs for a while after that. I eat eggs and I eat chicken, I don't do the in between stuff.
Where did you get this egg and did you have any reason to believe that it had been sitting around in a really warm place for some time? I really want to get to the bottom of this!
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:31 PM   #25
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Where did you get this egg and did you have any reason to believe that it had been sitting around in a really warm place for some time? I really want to get to the bottom of this!
Obviously it was fertilized. Unfertilized eggs would not develop an embryo. No roosters!

I don't think the health benefits outweigh the grossout factor for fertilized eggs. Just makes for happier roosters. And hens.
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Obviously it was fertilized. Unfertilized eggs would not develop an embryo. No roosters!

I don't think the health benefits outweigh the grossout factor for fertilized eggs. Just makes for happier roosters. And hens.
Of course the egg was fertile, but that's not enough. It takes 3 weeks of approx. 100 degree temperature to produce a fully developed chick. In this case, the development started, so obviously the egg was in a too-warm place!

I wonder how Betterthanabox came to have this egg and was led to believe it was an ordinary, edible egg.

Ugh all around. I would stop eating eggs but still use them in baking, I think, if this had happened to me.
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Of course the egg was fertile, but that's not enough. It takes 3 weeks of approx. 100 degree temperature to produce a fully developed chick. In this case, the development started, so obviously the egg was in a too-warm place!

I wonder how Betterthanabox came to have this egg and was led to believe it was an ordinary, edible egg.

Ugh all around. I would stop eating eggs but still use them in baking, I think, if this had happened to me.
Good point. Apparently unwashed eggs don't need refridgeration. They are on the floors of grocery stores in Mexico, not in the coolers, probably so in other countries. The back of a truck or unaired building could possibly reach over 100. There was a much earlier post on DC suggesting eggs are in the system for many months prior to getting to stores.

Disturbing!
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:20 PM   #28
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It had to have been a "home grown" egg, too, because egg producers don't let their hens come into contact with roosters. You've all seen the assembly line conditions they are kept in. I'm wondering how the egg happened to be fertilized in the first place.
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I'm wondering how the egg happened to be fertilized in the first place.
Umm. First there was a hen, then an interested rooster..... We had to take classes on this in fifth grade.
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Umm. First there was a hen, then an interested rooster..... We had to take classes on this in fifth grade.
Oh sure. Snip my post and make jokes.
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