Oh dear.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CrazyFowlFreak, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    I just found a clutch of eggs that have to be at least three months old under the lawnmower trailer! The hen that laid them has been gone for three months. If I touch them they'll explode, right? [​IMG] I have no clue how to move them or dispose of them. Any ideas? I'll make DH do the dirty deed! [​IMG]
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Sounds like a shovel is called for. After 3 months outside, more than likely, their insides are dried out, but,..... just in case,..... use the shovel! [​IMG]
  3. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2010
    Nova Scotia
    If your afraid of the smell, dump Cat litter on them, then scoop it up with a shovel. It worked for me at least [​IMG]
  4. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Quote:crack them open and take a pic!

  5. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Orwigsburg PA
    Call that guy from the TV-Show "Dirty Jobs" and let him take care of that mess [​IMG]
  6. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    Can you just shovel dirt over them, and bury them there? I wouldn't want to chance moving them.
  7. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    That old they probably won't stink any more.

    I threw them down a fox hole! The fox moved away!! [​IMG]
  8. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    You all are so much fun! :lol DH poked them with a shovel today and they didn't explode, so there is that.

    When we still had ducks, they were laying them under the chicken coop in the mud and I didn't know. DS found them one day after I had declared they were lazy freeloaders who weren't laying eggs. [​IMG] He poked them with a shovel and three exploded. OMG, what a stink! Probably worse than a 14 day old Zombie! [​IMG]
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    If it happens again, you can also use a plastic bag. Just open it up and put it over the eggs. At least if they explode, it will be inside the bag.
  10. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
    Chicken Heaven
    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    Quote:crack them open and take a pic!


    Same Here​

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