Fresh egg question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Moonkssd, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Moonkssd

    Moonkssd Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2011
    Marietta, Pa
    When is an egg not considered fresh anymore?
  2. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2010
    MA Cranberry Country
    For eating? When it smells bad.. As for hatching?? Beats me! I have my eggs in a basket on my counter...Never had a "bad one".
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2011
  3. Moonkssd

    Moonkssd Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2011
    Marietta, Pa
    If I sell eggs and the sign says fresh eggs. What exactly are fresh eggs?
  4. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    To me fresh eggs are a few days old. Maybe 3. Otherwise they are just.... eggs. [​IMG]

    I sell my eggs literally as fast as they are laid. Talk about fresh. [​IMG] I have waited to do egg deliveries until that one last egg is laid to make a dozen. I have tried singing to my chickens to make them lay faster, tried having a radio, tried begging, nothing. They lay when they want to. Which, is kind of the long story of what I am tryig to say. Haha.
  5. fl_deb

    fl_deb Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    To quantify what is or is not fresh, I would say using the egg float test, a fesh egg to me is one that lays on the bottom, hence a not fresh egg is one where it starts to float off the bottom.
  6. ginormous chicken

    ginormous chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2011
    Elverta, California
    I just saying this, but there are people who put out signs for fresh eggs. There eggs are just eggs. Not necessarily within 3 days. Funny... I always thought the term fresh eggs was just a way to make the eggs sound more appealing, not that they are necessarily fresh. [​IMG]
  7. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:This is probably your best answer!

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