I found the eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jackiedon, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    DH and daughter found 11 eggs today in a pile of shrubs to burn. They brought them in and I put them in water and none of them floated so I guess they are all ok.

    jackie
     
  2. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah!!! Glad you found the eggs!
    Kristyne
     
  3. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your girls again?

    I'm so afraid this is what my girls are doing. [​IMG]

    Jess
     
  4. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Please explain the water and floating eggs... I have no clue what you are talking about since this is my first ever batch.

    Tes
     
  5. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was in Storey's Guide, it explains as the egg ages, the air sac gets larger and causes the egg to float. An egg that sinks has a small air sac and is fairly fresh.

    Someone please correct me if I am in error.
    Jess
     
  6. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great for you..... I once found 24 in an old air conditioner unit I had..when we went to sale it....tipped it over and out they came.........and I thought the hen wasn't laying ! more than 1/2 of them were still good.......its so fun isn't it.......
     
  7. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I try to let my water get room temp and then use this:

    If the egg lies on its side on the bottom, the air cell within is small and it's very fresh.

    If the egg stands up and bobs on the bottom, the air cell is larger and it isn't quite as fresh. - use within the next day or two (even if mine look like they are moving towards the top)

    If the egg floats on the surface, it it should be discarded.
     
  8. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    These are of all ages. They had been in a pen all day and I decided they needed to free range. They have been laying their eggs in different places.

    I had been told from old farmers to put eggs in water to see if they were good or not.

    I leave the door open to their pen so they have access to their nest but they don't want to use the nest.

    jackie
     
  9. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The guy we got our BSL from just let his come and go as they pleased....never closed them up at night....let them roost wherever they could find a place.... So when we got them, we kept them up for a couple of days so they'd know where to go at night. They laid their eggs in the nest boxes for about a week and then started laying elsewhere (we found them in our barn....behind some wood....a snake found their "nest" this year so we covered it....they've also laid in hay bales and in our boat....). I was told to keep them in their house for a couple of days to a week and then let them out....they would start laying in the nest boxes and it has worked the 2 times I've had to keep them up. Might be something you might think about trying....

    Oh, and mine are free range.
     
  10. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I kept them penned up for a couple of days and boy did they fuss at me! Everytime I walked by they would let me have it. They love to free range so much that I can't keep them penned up for very long.

    jackie
     

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