Found nest of 12 eggs....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by critters, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. and guessing from at least 2 hens....

    found them along side of house under bushes....are these eggs still edible???
    judging from the color difference think its oldest egg might be 6 days and from
    2 hens.......temps have been cool here but not colder than 40*'s and highs of 70ish..

    I am new to this so I need to ask questions otherwise
    "when in doubt, throw it out"

    Please let me know your opinion....
    will wait to toss till I hear from someone [​IMG] Thanks!

  2. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chirping

    May 17, 2011
    Colorado Springs
    I have heard of eggs being stored at room temps for over a month so you should be fine enjoy your first dozen:p
  3. Orchid

    Orchid Songster

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    Put the eggs gently into a bowl of water deep enough to cover them. If any of them float, toss them. Otherwise they should be fine.

    I just had this happen recently myself, did the float test and all eggs stayed flat at the bottom of the bowl. They were delicious. [​IMG]
  4. ok...I put them all in a large bowl of water...they stayed on the bottom...
    so guess they are all good! [​IMG]

    I have found eggs lying around and I have just tossed them before so now
    I know different!!! Thanks!!

  5. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Crowing

    May 3, 2011
    Magic Birdie land
    They should be fine.

    You should try putting them in a bowl of water and throw them out if they float [​IMG]

    Edit: Ok, enjoy them!
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 17, 2011
  6. Impress

    Impress Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    My rule for them is, if they sit on the bottom, we eat them. If they kind of float between the top and bottom but don't surface, cook them for the chickens. If they float, trash them!

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