found a bunch of eggs in the garden

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vestal, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. vestal

    vestal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All
    I was cleaning one of my garden beds and found 10 eggs there, don't know how long they have been there for, but I have noticed one of my chooks going in there.
    I know they are from one of my new layers which started laying about 3 weeks ago from the size of the eggs.
    my question is will they be ok to eat still, I did a water test and none float, they have been I a cool shady spot so the sun has not been on them.
    So should I eat or throw out
    Thanks
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Personally I would rather spend $5 to buy a dozen eggs than eat them [​IMG]

    But that's just me !
     
  3. vestal

    vestal Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 chickens and am getting 8 eggs a day so I have plenty of eggs. Just don't like to be wastefull. Now I know it lays there I will look every day
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They're probably fine. Break each one into a separate dish before adding to your recipe to be sure if you want.

    Where are you located?
    Good to put your location in your profile for those climate related questions.
     
  5. vestal

    vestal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply. I'm from Sydney Australia
     
  6. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    You know if you decide not to eat them you could make a big batch of scrambled eggs up for the girls. The chooks love scrambled eggs and its a good supplemental source of protein.
     
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