Wild Chicken eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KevinHicks, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. KevinHicks

    KevinHicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a stray chicken that roams my property (I think she's jealous of my two plymouth's in the coop), but I just found where she is laying... Is there any danger in eating her eggs? I mean, a chicken is a chicken right? I just don't want to get sick, so what precautions should I take if any?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    No problems, as long as they're not too old. Just consider them free range eggs lol~
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    You can check the freshness of the eggs by dropping them in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will lay flat on the bottom, stale eggs will stand up and rotten or really old eggs will float.
     
  4. KevinHicks

    KevinHicks Out Of The Brooder

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    That is very comforting and informative! Sounds like the biggest problem I have now is--Scrambled or Fried! lol
     
  5. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    You might want to put some dummy eggs where she is laying so she will keep laying there and won't move her nest. By the way, my aunt used to break ALL eggs into a cup or small bowl before adding the egg to the pan or whatever she was cooking. That way if there was a problem with the egg, she could just throw it out and not ruin anything. She did this whether the eggs were from her own chickens or were store bought.
     
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  6. chicken moma

    chicken moma Out Of The Brooder

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    Aloha, I have feral chicken too.
    I used to find egg remnants (we also have a mongoose.) the hens started to lay in the carport and if the truck window was open, watch where you sit.
    I had an old milk crate on the front step for slippa, now the hens take turns in the crate? we have 8 eggs at the moment from 3 hens? they share who knew!
    I numbered the eggs with a marker and pull out the new. They are smaller than Costco but I know when they were laid :)
     
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  7. cutiepie960

    cutiepie960 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloha!
    I have a feral hen & a rooster & i really DON'T want any chicks at all!!! but how do i know where she is laying in case she mates with the rooster!!!! i will NOT tolerate a chicken colony at my house!!!! PLEASE HELP!!! Any info would be greatly appreciated!!!
    Aloha
    Lila Ann
     
  8. cutiepie960

    cutiepie960 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloha
    Oh i forgot to mention that Henry the roo & Hennrietta the hen r free rangers during the day & cooped up at night!
    Lila Ann
     
  9. dfalco

    dfalco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, you want to find where the hen is laying? Keep a close eye on her, and she'll lead you to her stash. A few days ago, I found a hen sitting in a flower bed. So I kept the hen's in their pen for a couple days, to get her laying back in her box.

    Maybe she won't sit on her eggs, even if they are fertile. Many chickens won't.
     

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