I just found a hidden nest...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BrianT, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...the eggs have probably been there 2-3 days. How long will they stay edible? Temps have been in the 70's but this nest is in a shady area that is cooler. Thanks.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep eggs inside on my counter for at least a week. If you are in doubt, you can drop them into a bucket of water. If they sink, they are good.
     
  3. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the help. They are good to go.
     
  4. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too discovered a hidden nest this weekend - the sillies were going in the cat house and laying eggs there. I found 18 from 3 hens - and they hadn't laid their eggs yet the day I found them! LUckily, our temps haven't been above the 40's so there wasn't much question that they were fine.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Yeah, I once found a nest with 17 eggs in it. From one hen. Surprisingly, they all passed a float test, but I still gave them to the dogs.

    Silly bird.
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    My eggs are never put in the fridge. In alot countries outside of the US they are not. Eggs are good 3+ weeks at room temps.

    Matt
     
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