20 eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gemma24, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today I found 20 eggs in a corner in my chicken coop! are they okay to use? how long do eggs stay fresh? I think they have been in there for two weeks.
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    What I do when I find a hidden nest is keep them separate and break them into a small bowl before adding to whatever I'm using them for. They're likely fine. Mine sit on the counter for at least that long.
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for your help! I will leave them on the counter and then break them.
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or you can do that water test thing in the link
     
  6. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, but once I did that and I did not work...the egg was rotten
     
  7. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try It anyway though...
     
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Personally, I'd just crack them in a separate bowl first. If I understand correctly, the water test helps determine older vs. newer eggs. The more fresh eggs will sink, older ones have a larger air sac because they dry out as time goes by. If I'm mistaken, please correct me.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    The water test thing is...meh.
    Bobbie-j is correct....That only shows how much liquid has evaporated from the egg allowing the air cell to get larger.


    Method 2 on that link is the key.

    Break the egg open and notice if it smells. This is the best indicator of a bad egg. A bad egg will have a pungent, foul odor when you break it open.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2016
  10. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK
     

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