Ok I am sure this question has come up BUT???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by luvchicks8, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I found about 20 eggs in a nest today. How do I know what ones are good?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I'm a sissy..i would just toss them all. Lord knows how long they have been sitting around.
    But thats just my opinion... many folks do the float test and it works.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  4. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I float test when I lose track of who's what is where. Works great! [​IMG]

    I use a plastic dishpan, cuts down on breakage. Then I sort them into cartons and put the older ones in the topmost carton, to be used first.
  6. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    Me I would stick em in the incubator...and I have after finding hidden duck nest.
  7. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    when in doubt, I make a HUGE batch of scrambled eggs and the chickens and dogs get a yummy treat.

    We call it "recycling" turn your old eggs into new eggs! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  8. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2008
    I would candle them first. Carefully. If there is dark stuff that sloshes around in there, carefully throw it as far away as you can. Then if there is a chance that they are fertile, you can see if they started developing. If you plan to eat them, I would candle again a few days later to look for blood rings from any in the early stages of development. Eggs for my personal use aren't always refrigerated, and I have had them sitting on a counter for over a week at times. I wash them right before use and do a float test while I am at it.

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