Found eggs....safe?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chrissiesmom, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. chrissiesmom

    chrissiesmom New Egg

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    I have two Blue Andalusions that free range in our back yard. They are just six months old and recently started laying. Today I found six eggs under a pine tree in our back yard. I don't know how long they have been there. I'm pretty sure not more than a week since I just started finding eggs in the nesting box in their coop as well. How do I know if they are safe to eat? I'm in Iowa and the high last week was 80 but the last several days it's been much cooler. Thanks!
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Personally, I would think they are probably pretty safe. But given that you don't know the exact age, what I would do is break each individually into a bowl. If an egg is bad, the smell will be unmistakable and that way you can dispose of the egg that is bad, without ruining a whole dish.
     
  3. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    float test. if it floats, discard it.

    RobertH
     

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