To eat or toss?


12 Years
Apr 13, 2007
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?
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....
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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