Random eggs found.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MamaSaylor, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. MamaSaylor

    MamaSaylor Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2013
    I just found out my girls have been laying in my basement windows. I found 2 nests hidden in the leaves. I have no idea how long they have been there. Should I throw the eggs away? or would they still be good to eat? We have had under 65 temps for a couple weeks now.
  2. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2012
    You can use the float test. Stick them in a cup of water. If the egg sinks, its safe to eat. If it floats, it isn't. Eggs can last a long time, and with the cool temperatures, most will probably still be ok, depending on how long ago they were laid.
  3. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Like Hanna said, float them to see if they're fresh. I have a great pic I found ages ago that is a pretty good reference for this:

    Also, when in doubt, crack the egg into a separate container before mixing it with your recipe. This is generally a good idea anyway, since you never know until you crack that egg open what is actually inside of it.

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