Eggs smell like ammonia

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DandyDear711, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. DandyDear711

    DandyDear711 New Egg

    Apr 11, 2012
    I stopped at an old farm today to purchase a couple dozen eggs - never purchased from them before. .

    I got home and took a look at the eggs - just collected today - and notice a strong ammonia smell. (I noticed it in the farm house too but thought a dog might have had an accident). One of the eggs was wet. And my fingers smelled from touching them.

    Are the eggs safe to eat?

    Should I wash them? If yes, how? (Don't eggs have a natural protective coating that keeps them fresh for quite awhile?)

    Should I avoid going back to this farm? I think Grandma may be in over her head with way too many eggs to get rid of from 100 chickens. Perhaps she can't keep up with the coop cleaning. She said the local food co-op isn't buying many of her eggs anymore.

    Many thanks for any help you can give me!
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012

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