old chickens, old eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by taj1, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. taj1

    taj1 New Egg

    Sep 27, 2013
    my hens are about10-12 years old, i think.
    they stopped laying a while ago, but now they randomly lay an egg.
    the albumin in the brown egg layers is cloudy, and i am afraid to eat the eggs.
    the albumin in the blue egg layers is still clear, but sometimes the eggs appear frozen (it's cold here! even with a heat lamp) -
    i can never find any info on eating eggs from old chickens (only about eating old eggs) -
    any advice??
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    I've had layers that lived to 7-8 years old, and never any issues with the eggs. I don't know if it's necessarily an age related issue, but I sure wouldn't eat any eggs that looked suspect.

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