hello from southern California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by drnava99, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. drnava99

    drnava99 New Egg

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    Hello from southern California. I just started browsing through this website and I just cant seem to get enough of it. I look forward to using all the available resources on this site and gaining alot from all the experienced people on here.

    I am also new to raising chickens for the benefit of collecting eggs. Two chickens and a rooster were given to me which I currently have in a temporary coop and let free during the day until I finish the permanent coop. I just found 5 eggs stashed on the outside of the laying box and could of been there for as long as 1 week? Are these still safe to consume? Where could I find more info on safe egg handling?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I Like to err on the side of caution. I imagine you have warm weather even now. I would dump the eggs. There will be others.
     
  3. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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  4. crazyfeathers

    crazyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, you will enjoy this site.
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]



    I would let the egg's go as it has been very warm here in
    Southern California, I gather daily and check two to three
    times during the day ...... [​IMG]
    But there plus days toss or cook up for your animals [​IMG]










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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I float any suspect eggs in a bowl of water. If the eggs sink they are fresh, if they stand up, or float they are either stale or past it.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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