"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sometimes my chickens hide their eggs from me

and when I start wondering why there are no eggs in the nests, I start hunting and always find a pile like this.  Eggs are a precious commodity to me............I don't want to throw these away.......and
I don't want to make a 50 mile trip into town for a dozen of eggs.........so the question always is..............

how can you tell a good egg.........from a bad one??

I found a true method that always works.

Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the bowl and probably lie on their sides.
Slightly older eggs (about one week) will lie on the bottom but bob slightly.
If the egg balances on its smallest tip, with the large tip reaching for the top, it's probably close to three weeks old.
Eggs that float at the surface are bad and should not be consumed.

This way, I can always be certain that I have good eggs to use for my baking. 

Speaking of baking..........I have a wonderful buttermilk biscuit recipe that makes tall and fluffy biscuits.
You can find this recipe on my cooking blog


Daisy said...

That was quite a stash of eggs! At least you have a way of separating the good from the bad. Those biscuits look delicious!

Happy Valentine's Day, Kathleen!

peggy said...

I have some really good sausage thawing for tomorrow. We are in the Deep Freeze here. Some biscuits would be nice.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great tip for checking the freshness of eggs.

Those biscuits look so dang good. I saved the recipe.

Thanks for sharing.


Sherri Farley said...

Didn't know that, but I don't have fresh eggs! My niece has chickens & it's such a disappointment to come home to flavorless store bought eggs!

Debbie said...

I don't have any poultry Kathleen, but I do love me a good biscuit recipe! Thanks a lot!

Kathleen Grace said...

That's quite a pile of hidden eggs! Those naughty hens. Thanks for the reminder of how to tell how fresh the eggs are.

lil red hen said...

Thanks for the tip! Learned something new today :) I'll check out the recipe too because I love biscuits with my sausage for breakfast.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello, greeting and good wishes.

Very useful information to determine the good eggs from bad ones.

Nice photos.

Best wishes

KathyB. said...

Ha ha , I love the way you began this post ! My Silkies are notorious for hiding their eggs, they even steal them from each other, rolling them into their own private hiding places.

Eggs & biscuits are good for dinner anytime.

Vickie said...

It's 9:45 pm, and now you've got me wanting some hot biscuits with real butter and my muscadine jelly! I love your green/blue eggs. I've only got one ameracauna left and she's 3 yrs old. Hasn't laid in 6-7 months and then only about 2-3 times a week. I hate the thought of culling her. They were my favorite birds.... oh well. I'm going to snag your biscuit recipe!

Sally said...

That's great information; I think I had heard before but had forgotten. Thank you, and now I'm going to check out the biscuits. :)

Nancy Mahlendorf said...

Oh my goodness such a pile of eggs! Looks like they were moved there lol! Thanks for the recipe!

ina said...

Some hens just don't like to lay eggs in chicken coop.I face the same problem.If I'm lucky, I would find the eggs but most of the time, the crows beat me.They have sharp eyes when it comes to hunting chicken eggs.

Mari said...

Thanks for the tip. I've just learned it today.