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You were right. I just found my Speckled Sussexs stash of about 20 eggs under a bush. She's in there right now laying one. Is there a way to tell if eggs are fresh or not? Thanks!

You can do a float test. See this page http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256486/testing-an-egg-for-freshness

 

I know that they say to keep eggs out of water, and not to wash them, etc., but sometimes you have to be practical! Glad you found the stash! Good luck!

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Thanks! I tried that and they all sank, but I still didn't eat them because during the few weeks they were sitting out it rained and was in the nineties.Thanks again!
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Thanks! I tried that and they all sank, but I still didn't eat them because during the few weeks they were sitting out it rained and was in the nineties.Thanks again!

 



I'm not sure if you can scramble them and feed them to the hens, but you could dump the insides, and save the shells to use as calcium supplement.
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