stash of eggs are they usable?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jane, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. jane

    jane Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just found a cache of 9 eggs where my girl has been secretly laying in the garden for the last two weeks. Could any of them be usable or should I get rid of them? Isn't there some trick where you float them?
    Grateful for any advice...
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Just candle them and see how their air pockets look. Or if you float them and they sink, you can still use them.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I always do the float trick (the hazzards of free-range [​IMG] ), if they sink they're good if they float they're trash. [​IMG]
     
  4. jane

    jane Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your instant responses! This was a perfect experiment for my 9 year old son to carry out! I am hardboiling the good ones as we speak..
     

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