Just found out my chickens started laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chernature, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Chernature

    Chernature New Egg

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    I discovered 7 eggs. One warm and the rest just lying around. I only have 3 hen and 1 rooster. I don't think that they were in there more than 3 or 4 days. Should I discard this batch?
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine, especially this time of year. whenever you're in doubt about whether an egg is good or not you can always do the float test.

    Fill a large bowl or the sink etc. with cold water.
    Gently place the eggs in the water.
    Eggs that lay flat on the bottom are fresh.
    Eggs that tilt up but still stay on the bottom are still good, but not as fresh (grocery store eggs) I usually hardboil or bake with these.
    Eggs that float should be thrown out--preferably far, far away. [​IMG]

    Congrats on those first eggs! [​IMG]
     
  3. Chernature

    Chernature New Egg

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    thank you so much.
     

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