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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

    Apr 27, 2007
    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!

  2. speedi3

    speedi3 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2007
    Litchfield, Ohio
    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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