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Detecting Bad Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FrankBlissett, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. FrankBlissett

    FrankBlissett Songster

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    Anyone out there know of any non-invasive gadgets to check for bad (rotten, rather than simply old) eggs? ie Color-change swabs, sniffer-type gizmos, etc.

    -Frank Blissett
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
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    If you are asking about eating vs fertile eggs, put them in a bowl with water inough to cover them. If they float they are bad.
     
  3. FrankBlissett

    FrankBlissett Songster

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    Nope - asking about stinky, slimy, rotten eggs.

    We vend at the local farmers' market and would like to be able to GUARENTEE our eggs are not bad. Especially in the winter when we can get somewhat backlogged by the time spring market season starts.

    Is there a way to open the carton, do a quick test on the eggs, and move on to the next carton?

    -Frank Blissett
     
  4. Best bet is to wash them the day they are laid, refrigerate immediately, and keep them that way, and don't keep "backlog," I'd only keep eggs for the # of weeks you'd want to purchase eggs at. I personally don't think you'd want to sell eggs over 3 weeks old, but if your practices are hygienic, you shouldn't have a problem anyway. I know that eggs may sit in someone's fridge for over a month so the younger they are the safer you'll be.

    Good Luck.
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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