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kaz
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:15 pm    Post subject: Bonus find  Reply with quote

Every so often we find a clutch of chicken eggs of dubious freshness that we can't possibly sell to the public.
I found a clutch of 12 this morning under a boat that is used as a fish pond in the garden.
I cracked them gingerly into a bowl and they were all still fresh (Bodger was ready to laugh at me if they exploded in my face.....)
Result - fresh quiche for lunch and more in the freezer for later  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. Yeah.! (I'm never sure whether to be excited at such a find or not... Until I crack that first egg )
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol the old egg Russian roulette  

Try floating them first, any that sink are fresh, if they are lifting one end off the bottom still quite fresh, starting to hover use soon at your own risk, floaters need chucking.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justme wrote:
Lol the old egg Russian roulette  

Try floating them first, any that sink are fresh, if they are lifting one end off the bottom still quite fresh, starting to hover use soon at your own risk, floaters need chucking.


I used to use that same method, so much easier than waiting for the "pop" and the smell!  

i once found a clutch of 36, they all went into the bucket of water carefully and all were safe...fortunately!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good advice Justme and Claire  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had a similar find a week ago, into the basin they went and all were nice and fresh Not so lucky with the one i stepped on a few months ago......  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was a youngster it was the start of winter and I was trying to get some bales of hay from the top of the hayshed loaded onto a trailer below. I called to my younger brother to place them tidy on the trailer for me . He said no- he was not helping. There was a clutch of eggs up there so I took one and threatened to throw it at him. He started running so I tried to throw it in front of him on the concrete.
Timing was perfect he ran straight into the dropping egg which exploded with a loud pop on his head ( I might add unintentionally) yep a bad one. Big tears from a ten year old.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welshboy wrote:
When I was a youngster it was the start of winter and I was trying to get some bales of hay from the top of the hayshed loaded onto a trailer below. I called to my younger brother to place them tidy on the trailer for me . He said no- he was not helping. There was a clutch of eggs up there so I took one and threatened to throw it at him. He started running so I tried to throw it in front of him on the concrete.
Timing was perfect he ran straight into the dropping egg which exploded with a loud pop on his head ( I might add unintentionally) yep a bad one. Big tears from a ten year old.


         
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

  well done
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floating isn't reliable, especially if they've been in the open, they can be old and stinky but still sink! And floating just means they're old and so a bit dried out, not necessarily bad at all. These days, I candle and sniff before breaking.

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