Finally got eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AK Baha, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was out of town for 2 weeks so do not know when eggs were laid.Does anybody know if they are still good? I live in Alaska and the temp has been 50 and below. I sure want to try em.
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  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be good if a hen hasn't been sitting on them all that time.
     
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  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put them in a glass of water and they all sank. Does that mean they are good? I know I should not have washed them but I did because I figured I would eat them in the morning.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here you go:


    • Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the bowl and probably lie on their sides.
    • Slightly older eggs (about one week) will lie on the bottom but bob slightly.
    • If the egg balances on its smallest tip, with the large tip reaching for the top, it's probably close to three weeks old.
    • Eggs that float at the surface are bad and should not be consumed.
     
  6. dschicken

    dschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    If the egg sinks its good. If it floats on the top of the water its bad.
     
  7. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all very much. I am going to have them for breakfast in the morning.[​IMG]
     
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  8. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had my fresh eggs for breakfast this morning was well worth the wait. They were so good,has been a long time since I have had fresh eggs. Am so Happy I can hardly stand it!!
     
  9. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you have eggs and shark (in the picture)? :)

    How many hens do you have, and how many eggs are you getting?
     
  10. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 6 hens 4 buff,1 silver lace and 1 cinnamon queen. I had 3 eggs yesterday and got 2 so far today. I let the shark go after the pic, I do not eat them. The yellow eye was not as lucky.
     

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