Testing Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dmsonshine, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. dmsonshine

    dmsonshine New Egg

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    I have a chicken that made a nest in behind my propane tank. I found 8 eggs there and am wondering how to test the eggs to see if they are ok. About 3 months ago I had a different one that kept dissapearing for several days at a time and when I finally found her nest there were 18 eggs. I destroyed these but later someone told me they were probably ok. How do I test the eggs?? I live in Maine and the last 8-10 days have been fairly cool with temps under 60. Any suggestions??? Thanks!!
     
  2. Rustywreck

    Rustywreck Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the egg sinks it is fresh. If it floats it is old.
    Eggs do last a surprisingly long time.
     
  3. dmsonshine

    dmsonshine New Egg

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    Thanks!! I dont know if it matters but I know some of them got soaked with the rain from Sandy!!
     

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