Ever wonder what happens to a 6 year old egg?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silkiechicken, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    The 6 year old egg or so...




    Can stand nearly on end!


    That last pic there is washed out, but it wobbles on the desk like a toy!

    I think it's too dry now to explode so I'm safe... so I think at least.
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    That's pretty neat. I would have thought they would just rot after a few weeks, months at most. Six years???
  3. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Wow, why do you have a six year old egg? And next year will you have a 7 yr old egg? [​IMG]
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    They just dry out as long as no bacteria get's in.

    Good question... why do I have a 6 year old egg? I'm crazy? I sure wouldn't eat it.

    It might be older than that... I saved it from my first batch of EE girls when they started to lay. The green eggs were so cool. I just had to keep one! I don't have any EE's any more though.
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I have some in the fridge that are like 4 and a half years old...the yolk becomes like a glass marble. and there is no white because it's completely dried out.
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thats so cool and yet so gross
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I hope they have a warning label on them and that nobody tries to cook with them!!!! [​IMG]
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Whatever possessed you to save the egg for 6 years in the first place?
  9. That is vaguely disturbing.
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

    Sep 25, 2007
    Silkiechicken, you have very nice fingernails! [​IMG]

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