Eggs in the yard?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EatMorSteak, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. EatMorSteak

    EatMorSteak Out Of The Brooder

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    For the last 5 days I noticed no eggs inside the coop. I was getting 1 or 2 eggs a day from my 3 pullets. I then found the place that they decided to lay their eggs while they free ranged during the day. Are these eggs ok to eat? I'm a newbie here and think they're fine, but just thought I'd ask. I usually collect the eggs daily. These eggs have been outside in the yard for up to 5 days. I have 3 pullets and 3 cockerals.
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    there is a simple test. that is to put them in water if they float there no good if they sink there good.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  3. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I've had similiar experiences with egg finding. I've eaten them all. If they smell okay and look okay when you crack 'em open they should be fine. But ++ insert legal disclosure here ++ LOL. I broke them open in a separate dish each time though, just in case. Some people NEVER refrigerate their eggs, just leave them in a basket on the counter, by the way. [​IMG]
     
  4. EatMorSteak

    EatMorSteak Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to the both of you. I'll try the egg floating suggestion. [​IMG]
     

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