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Stash of eggs!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hpyfmly, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. hpyfmly

    hpyfmly Out Of The Brooder

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    So, my Dominique has been laying eggs NOT in her nesting box. We knew something was up when she went missing the other day and showed up a little later. We just couldn't figure out where she was laying. This morning when my son went out to feed the chickens and let them out, she made a mad dash to the fence line, where she had a HUGE stash of eggs (see pic below). Other than doing a water test, is there a safe way to know if the eggs are good or not? Assuming these are all her eggs, she's been laying for 19 days! She is not broody, so I don't think there is a chance of any of them having a chick inside. (yes we have a rooster)

    Side note: We live in North Florida where the temps during the day are still in the low 90's high 80's. NIght time temps may be getting down to the upper 60's.
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    The stash!

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    Getting ready to lay.

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    A little view of the eggs!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Just break them into a cup separately before adding to a skillet, and if they smell okay, just scramble them up to feed your chickens. I recently went through this same thing twice with one of my wayward girls.
     
  3. hpyfmly

    hpyfmly Out Of The Brooder

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    So, you wouldn't take a chance in eating them yourself?
     
  4. vpatt

    vpatt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! That's a lot of eggs for her to be hiding. Now I'm gonna be checking our pen.
     

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