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We were out of town and unable to get the eggs out of the nesting box until tonight. We left Friday morning and got 11 eggs Sunday evening. Are these eggs ok to keep? We live in central Wisconsin. Temps were around 55-60 during the day and down to 45-50 at night.
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I wouldn't be afraid to eat them. You can always float an egg to see if it is good. Just fill a bowl that is deeper than the egg and put them in it. If the eggs sink they are good. If they float they are no good.

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They should be fine, unless you have a broody hen that's been sitting on them.

 

The float test only shows the age of the egg, due to evaporation, not whether it's 'bad' or not.

 

When in doubt, break the egg into a small dish instead of right into the pan or recipe,

and give it a good look and sniff...it'll be obvious if it's 'bad'.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 6
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Thank you for your response to my quesotion. This is a great site with great members helping each other.
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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

They should be fine, unless you have a broody hen that's been sitting on them.

 

The float test only shows the age of the egg, due to evaporation, not whether it's 'bad' or not.

 

When in doubt, break the egg into a small dish instead of right into the pan or recipe,

and give it a good look and sniff...it'll be obvious if it's 'bad'.


Hmmmm I didn't know that. I thought it worked on all bad eggs. Learn something new everyday!

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:welcome

 

I'd eat them.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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