An “egg”traordinary number of eggs

In the storms we have had recently,  one section of roof off the old hen house blew off.  We know that we need to dismantle the old hen house and move it out of the hen enclosure, but the weather has been bad and we haven’t got round to that yet.  Anyway today Neil was feeding the hens and he noticed one come out of the old hen house through the broken roof.  So he had a look inside and lo and behold some of the hens had been laying their eggs in there and this is what he found – 21 eggs!!

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Some of the eggs were still warm, so quite fresh today, but others were stone cold so we aren’t sure how old those eggs are and if they are still edible or not.

The hens have taken to perching on the old hen house, the broken roof is on the other side of the roof in this picture.

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So now we are going to have to check the nest box of the old hen house every day until we take it down. Funny lot these hens!!

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3 Comments »

  1. I love it when I find a nest of eggs. I’ve heard that eggs will keep for a year if not washed and and of course, in cool weather. Glad you found them.

    • I’m with shadowlillies, eggs keep for weeks easily and for months if it’s cool. Unless they have been fertilised and a hen was sitting on them they should be fine.

      • Thanks, we are going to have some of them for breakfast tomorrow. I’m sure they have only been there for a couple of weeks, so should be OK.

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