My 6 laying hens have lived in half a barn for the winter and have a nesting box. About 6 weeks ago I cleaned out a large "room" of the barn and let the girls play in their during the day. Last weekend I moved 4 pullets to the barn and locked them up in the "room" until they are fuller size to be integrated with the rest. I went to clean out a few more random items in this room and I found 13 eggs all in a nice little nesting circle. (floor is covered w straw/hay).
I know it was my legghorns, they are the only ones in my flock who lay white eggs.
question is, are they ok to eat> I live in NE Washington state, Been pretty cold here still, although getting into the 40's some days over the last month. Below freezing some nights.
Is there some water test that works? Put the eggs in a bowl of water and see if it floats or sinks?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!