How could I tell if an egg is still good?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Marli, May 10, 2007.

  1. Marli

    Marli New Egg

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    Well, my girls were hiding eggs on me! I found a stash of 17 eggs- no wonder I thought the egg count each day was a little low!
    They have been out in the coop, temps here have been between 40-70 degrees but the past two days it has gotten up to about 75-80. Should I just toss these eggs out? They could be a day old at the least, or they could be two weeks old at the most.

    I did the cold water thing, and none float. Is that really reliable?


    Thanks guys!

    -Grace
     
  2. speedi3

    speedi3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Marli, I don't know about the cold water thing, but when my girls do that to me I just chuck them and try to block off the spot they are hiding the eggs. Then just keep collecting the fresh ones.
     
  3. chrissieg

    chrissieg Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did the cold water thing, and none float. Is that really reliable?

    I've always found it reliable, but if you're worried just crack each egg into a bowl before you use them [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2007

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