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Just discovered new laying hiding place and found 14 eggs from 2 hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Annabananabodanna, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Annabananabodanna

    Annabananabodanna Out Of The Brooder

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    are they safe to eat? Just have been out there awhile and I didn't know it. I was looking in their nest boxes, but they chose to lay where I store the hay. What a bonanza! My first go at this so want to be sure they are ok to eat! Thanks
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Given them the float test. Put them in a deep enough pan of water, so the bad ones will float the good ones will sink to the bottom
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The float test works great. I'm not sure what the weather is like where you live, but the hidden pullet nest I found a couple of weeks ago had 24 eggs in it and they were all fine--hadn't been over 70 here and mostly in the high 50's to mid 60's.
     
  4. Annabananabodanna

    Annabananabodanna Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you! All were fine!
     
  5. Annabella

    Annabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Must have been the day for finding stashes of eggs.
    I have been complaining that the girls aren't laying and put it down to the rain we've been having.
    Yesterday when I went out to them, I checked amongst the lillies and found 12 eggs!! Hooray.
    The float test showed that they were okay. [​IMG]
     

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