Are these eggs Ok?

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

  1. Want Less

    Want Less Songster

    Mar 24, 2010
    New Bern, NC
    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 Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'd use them.
  4. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    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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