So this is kind of random and I’m sorry if this isn’t the right place for it but I couldn’t find an answer for it by Googling or searching the site so I thought I would ask here.... and also sorry if this isn’t the right category, I wasn’t really sure what category it should be but it kind of relates to eggs so I put it here. But feel free to move it if necessary. It’s more about the safety of the eggs than the actual eggs or behavior so idk what that’d be. Anyway... I have found several buried eggs in the nest boxes over the last few weeks. The first two were maybe like a week or two ago and they weren’t buried very far and passed the float test so I think the must have recently accidentally gotten covered but I decided to just not risk it and chucked them in the woods. Anyway, today I found another buried egg, not very far down, but decided I better dig down and try to uncover anymore/see if there were any others. Well, I found 2 more in that nest box way down near the bottom and another one in another nest box again way down near the bottom. One felt cool/coldish like it had been there a while. The others weren’t warm or hot or anything but not cold either. Idk. Anyway, my question is, are these safe? I am assuming they are not and I think I read something a while ago to never risk it with any found eggs and not eat them or sell them or anything so that is the approach I have been taking. I think it was for free range chickens though but probably still applies to buried eggs. Anyway, I’ve been taking that approach because I’d rather be safe than sorry, especially after my horrible food poisoning incident, but at the same time, I hate to waste all these eggs. When it was just one or two it wasn’t bad but FOUR!? That’s so many to just waste. Can I feed them back to the chickens? Are they at least safe enough for them? Or maybe I could just bake them or something? Or are they not safe enough for anything and I should just chuck them? And I also think my nesting boxes are way too big and deep and wayyyyy too many shavings in there so I guess maybe I will have to thin some out? I just tried to make it nice and comfy and deep and padded for them haha but I guess maybe they’re spoiled and I should put less shavings in and/or check regularly so this doesn’t happen again. Maybe I could use straw? I have it REALLY deep though. I think that’s the problem. Although I never had issues before. At least not that I noticed. Anyway, do you think the eggs are safe for anything?