I finally found Dakota's hiding spot. Lately she's been presistant on escaping from her pen and slow to come when called which is very unusual for my chickens.. They are always pleased to see us.. You see she's quite happy sitting on her egg.. This spot is well hidden in the yard behind a wood fence in the corner. My chickens are generally kept in a fenced off area except on weekends and days they've escaped.. Anyhow.. When I nudged Dakota out of her spot I couldn't believe my eyes.. This is what I found.. Are they safe to eat? Any way to tell? Any other ideas what we might do with them? Seems like such a waste of eggs.. I live in WA where temps have not reached above 50 degrees, and generally well below that. The chickens have only been laying since November. My best guess is that the majority of these were laid in the last 3 weeks since that's when Dakota (and Louise!) have been getting out the most and before that they were mostly unable to get out.. But I cannot be sure.. So what would you say? What would you do with them? Would they be safe enough to scramble for the chickens if not safe for us? Advice? Of course, this won't happen again now that I've found them.. She's gonna be a pretty sad chicken without her pile to sit on!