unexpected egg find, are they edible?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HappySlappyDuckfeet, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. HappySlappyDuckfeet

    HappySlappyDuckfeet Out Of The Brooder

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    I just found a stash of hidden eggs from my single welsh harlie, 9 total. No clue how long they've been there but they are the first eggs I've seen from her at a year old. (Our yard is not large so she can't have hidden them elsewhere, I looked) How do I know if they are okay to eat? No bad smell, no blackening but mild discoloration on the shells from dirt. They were buried in straw and dirt. I did the 'float test' and none floated. Broke open two and they were perfectly clear and normal-smelling/looking. Probably fine to turn into a quiche..? haha
     
  2. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they don't float and smell ok once cracked then I'd say they are fine to eat. Break them open one at a time in a separare container just in case! [​IMG]
     
  3. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, just open each one into a bowl to check it, some will be older than others. As long as it hasn't been really hot and they haven't been in mud or water, they will keep for weeks anyway. Don'tcha know that the eggs you buy in the supermarket have been stored for weeks before they end up there in the first place? I go by the look and smell of a "found" egg, but if they are dirty, the dogs get them. [​IMG]
     

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