My husband called me at work the other day when he was on daddy duty and wanted to cook up some eggs for the kids. I cracked up because this was a VERY good question. Let me just set the scene.... I have 16 hens, no roosters. A few months ago I decided to let my girls free range on my property. A few of them have decided to lay eggs in other places besides the nest boxes. So we are always on the search for a hidden batch of eggs. One hen even decided to set on a big batch of unfertilized eggs. I had another hen go broody so I bought some local fertile eggs to put under her just for the fun of it. I ordered some awesome, precious Ameraucana eggs that I now have in the incubator. So the particular morning when my husband called me there were cartons of egg everywhere. Eggs that had been shipped and were resting before going in incubator, eggs I had found out in the woods that I was going to boil up and give back to chickens cuz I am not sure how old they are, eggs that were going under our broody hen and of course... fresh eggs ready to be eaten. I cracked up... I can just picture my poor husband looking around the kitchen and thought..."which eggs can we eat??" Thank god he asked! I would have had a heart attack if he had eaten my ameruacana eggs!