can I eat these eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pinkwindsong, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
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    Hi I had been missing a couple of my girls everyday and knew they wernt laying in the nest box. so I searched out the nest.. found it they had it covered with leaves.. still using this nest when I found it. well the leaves have stained the outside shell.. i tested them in water they all sink no rising to the top.. no cracks.... and I scrubbed but the stain wont come off .. these eggs cant have been more than a week or so old... can we still eat them? I was going to hard boil them..?? if they arnt good for people can I hard boil them for my girls.. they love boiled eggs.. ( I dont give shells or raw and pre crumble it too) ..

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  2. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing wrong with them, I eat stained eggs all the time. The insides are fine.
     
  3. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I would just crack them into a bowl first and see if there is anything growing like a chick before putting them into the pan
     
  5. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing wrong, after all you're not eating the shell, it's whats on the inside that counts [​IMG]
     
  6. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    how old can eggs be before they are no good? is there a easy rule to them or is it tthe sink or rise method? [​IMG]
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  7. Quack-a-DoodleDo

    Quack-a-DoodleDo Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thats what I would do too.
     
  8. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:it all depends on the conditions... if its nice and cool i have had eggs in my fridge for 3 - 4 weeks no problem they make the best hard boiled or deviled eggs... but in the summer i found a nest and the egg sunk with the float test and i opened it up in a bowl first and it was nasty nasty.. [​IMG]
     
  9. cmom

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