Found a nest of 5 day old eggs my duck was hiding - ok to eat?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jennytg3, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. jennytg3

    jennytg3 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 1, 2010
    My female just started laying and gave me one egg and that was it, or so I thought. The next 5 days, no egg. Well, last night I discovered she'd been burying them in her pine shavings in her pen! I put them in the fridge, but now I'm wondering if they're ok to eat? They've been outside for up to 5 days. Should I just play it safe and throw them away? They're my first eggs so I was extra excited.
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:personally I would not eat them-many would do the float test --they stay sunk at bottom they are good they float at all they are bad-I found a nest of 10 chickens eggs the other day-they all sunk but I cooked them up and fed them to the chickens anyway-it only took 1 time a few weeks ago for my DD to get a bad one and it was gross!!! Never again wil I take the chance

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