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Delays in picking up eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Montellopnds, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. Montellopnds

    Montellopnds In the Brooder

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    We were out of town and unable to get the eggs out of the nesting box until tonight. We left Friday morning and got 11 eggs Sunday evening. Are these eggs ok to keep? We live in central Wisconsin. Temps were around 55-60 during the day and down to 45-50 at night.
     

  2. Dipsey

    Dipsey Chirping

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    I wouldn't be afraid to eat them. You can always float an egg to see if it is good. Just fill a bowl that is deeper than the egg and put them in it. If the eggs sink they are good. If they float they are no good.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They should be fine, unless you have a broody hen that's been sitting on them.

    The float test only shows the age of the egg, due to evaporation, not whether it's 'bad' or not.

    When in doubt, break the egg into a small dish instead of right into the pan or recipe,
    and give it a good look and sniff...it'll be obvious if it's 'bad'.
     
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  4. Montellopnds

    Montellopnds In the Brooder

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    Thank you for your response to my quesotion. This is a great site with great members helping each other.
     
  5. Dipsey

    Dipsey Chirping

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    Hmmmm I didn't know that. I thought it worked on all bad eggs. Learn something new everyday!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd eat them.
     

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