We gather a lot of eggs during the season, end of March through the end of October, and although it takes time it is enjoyable at the same time. My favorite part has been seeing our son Ralph learn how to gently take an egg from the nest box and place it in the basket. At first there were many broken eggs, but after we showed him again and again, the right way, he got the hang of it and is now an egg gathering pro.
Most of the eggs we find are in the egg mobiles, that’s where the chickens are suppose to be, but we have a few rogue chickens that hang out either with the turkeys or at a shed. The other day we found a couple nests of eggs and I decided to test them to see approximately how old they were. All you need is a container and cold water. I used this image for a gauge.
It was so fun to see the difference in the eggs and now that I know what to look for I’ll probably test others when we find them…it’s always good to know before you crack one open if it’s going to be rotten. Hope you enjoyed and that you test some yourself when you get the chance.
Do you have any egg stories?