Are these eggs Ok?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Want Less, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Want Less

    Want Less Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I found a hidden nest under some branches that our hens have apparently been laying in. ( found it because one if our more vocal layers was singing her head off over there so I went to investigate) There were 7 eggs. Three were very dirty and partially buried so I threw those away. The other four are clean and lay flat in the bottom if a bowl of water. Since they pass the water test, is there anything I should worry about?
     
  2. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found 8 yesterday, some of them were discolored, like stained from the leaves and dirt they were laying on. Did the float test and all passed (I didn't think they were over 2-3 days old because of egg count from the nests). I did break them into a container before adding to my batter this am and they were fine. So far I have never heard of the float test failing.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd use them.
     
  4. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    they're probably fine. crack each one in a bowl before adding to the final product in case one is bad
     

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