FRESH EGGS??????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ADuckOnQuack, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just been up and checked the chickens/Ducks and thought I'll go and have a look at what I thought was unused house at the top. I've never seen anything go in or out but what I found was 62 eggs!! 10 chicken and 52 duck eggs! So I brought them all down and tested them in a bucket full of cold water. Going by this picture below. All but one egg was stood upright on its point. None of the others were stood upright or floating.

    Having only 2 females indian runners, assuming they lay once a day, this means it took 26 days to lay them all.... however I've been collecting the odd duck egg in the main house. So it's not truely accurate. I now begin to think that the Indian runner has been sitting on them before we had a big storm in which might of disturbed her off the next, so dead ducklings could be the reason for the bad smell on the shell, and the reason to why they sink with the 'deadweight'. I will crack a few eggs before I decide to sell them.
     
  2. ibarrett

    ibarrett Out Of The Brooder

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    You should candle all the eggs before you sell them. You definitely don't want a customer to crack their egg and find an embryo..yikes![​IMG]
     
  3. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly would I be looking for? A clear egg with no blood veins?
     
  5. ibarrett

    ibarrett Out Of The Brooder

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    You'd be looking to make sure they're clear. If there is a blood spot, veins, large dark spot, a ring, or really anything you wouldn't want to find in an egg I'd toss it or use it in compost.
     
  6. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not looking good! 6 eggs looked like this yet they didn't float....
     
  7. ibarrett

    ibarrett Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, those definitely arent good for selling. Good thing you found it and not a customer!! :sick
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
  8. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The majority look like this. But some of the yolks don't seem to move as freely.. is this down to freshness and is this egg and similar ones safe to consume? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  9. ibarrett

    ibarrett Out Of The Brooder

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    Take a look at the air cell of the egg. Is it more than 3/16 of an inch? If so, I would say take the safe route and don't consume/sell.
     
  10. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    quote name="ibarrett" url="/t/1159322/fresh-eggs#post_18212220"]Take a look at the air cell of the egg. Is it  more than 3/16 of an inch? If so, I would say take the safe route and don't consume/sell.
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    Ok cheers
     

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