Found our first eggs! Are they still good?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JenniferSews, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. JenniferSews

    JenniferSews New Egg

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    This is probably a dumb question. My 7 year old found 4 eggs this morning (he feels like a superhero now [​IMG] ) We have 2 chickens and they are free range in our backyard except at night when they are locked up tight. In theory these may not be the first eggs, and even if they are they could be a few days old. How do we tell if they are good to eat? Everyone is excited to try our firsts but I don't want anyone to get sick. Thanks!
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the trick is to put them in water and if they sink they are okay. Anyone want to confirm that?
    Oh, and CONGRATS on your first eggs! [​IMG]
     
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  3. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Yep... eggs floating in water are no good...sinking...good to go.

    COngrats!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they sink in water they are fresh, an older egg will stand on end and older than that will float:D
     
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  5. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But stick some golf balls in the place you found those or you will spend MORE time looking for the next nest!
     

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