Random eggs found.

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

  1. MamaSaylor

    MamaSaylor Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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:
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    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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