To eat or toss?

mandolinmama

Songster
12 Years
Apr 13, 2007
198
1
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Urbana Missouri
My kids found two places in our barn where some hens had been hiding their eggs. Two large nests with about 25 eggs in each. I have no idea how long they've been laying there. I just thought production might have been down for the winter.

Do I risk eating them? Do I chuck them? How can I determin if they're "good" or not?
 

harrisheathfarm

Hatching
11 Years
Feb 23, 2008
1
0
6
Altoona, FL
Oh I had that happen too! But I live in a warm climate, I chucked them! Destroyed the area where the nest was, kept them inside for two days so they'd forget! But I still have to go around and check areas, because they are all not laying! Eggs could keep for two weeks... but if they're in the heat, I sure wouldn't take a chance.

The other thing you could do is open them one at a time and see if they smell??? Make a bunch of quiches and freeze them!! hate to see those eggs go to waste!

Someone else may have better advice....
 

Frozen Feathers

Songster
12 Years
May 4, 2007
2,755
6
211
Maine
Get a good sized bowl, fill it with cold water, put the eggs in. If they float toss them, if they sink they are good to eat.
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