FlossieMaye here. I'm new!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Flossiemaye, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Flossiemaye

    Flossiemaye New Egg

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    I'm a new member and very excited to be a part of such a wonderful site. I have started this adventure and lifestyle recently and my first three girls are Buff Orpingtons.
     
  2. fallenangel79

    fallenangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome :)
     
  3. Flossiemaye

    Flossiemaye New Egg

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    Thanks so much. I have a lot to learn. But I'm confident that nature will take its course!
     
  4. My3ChicksMBD

    My3ChicksMBD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! So glad to hear you've joined! :) Welcome to BackYardChickens!!! This is a very good site. Ask any questions about chickens here and you'll get answers!!! :)
     
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  5. Flossiemaye

    Flossiemaye New Egg

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    Ok. First question: how long can my girls' eggs sit in nesting box before they are unsafe to eat?
     
  6. My3ChicksMBD

    My3ChicksMBD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...I'm not sure. I'd say, maybe 3 days? I'm not sure. That's just a guess. :) Maybe less than that :/ :p haha
     
  7. Flossiemaye

    Flossiemaye New Egg

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    Thanks!
     
  8. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't been able to find an answer as to how long but I do know of a great test. It's called a float test. Fill a bowl with water and slowly place eggs one at a time in the water. If they float they are bad, if they stay on the bottom they are good. I live in Louisiana and have left eggs in the summer heat in the nesting boxes for up to 3 days at one point. After the float test all were still good and I ate them right away. I think there are too many things to consider to get an exact time table (ex: heat, humidity, size, location...). If you are unsure just do the test prior to eating and you will be good.
     
  9. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    You can do what my aunt did and it's a lot simpler. She broke each egg into a cup or other small container before she added it to whatever she was cooking. If the egg is bad you can tell just by looking. If the egg didn't pass muster she dumped it down the sink. If it looked good it went into the bowl or pot.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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