Monday, August 20, 2012
crackhead chickens and egg-cessories
interesting facts about chicken eggs," from the backyard chickens site. some of my favorites:
The typical interval between eggs laid is about 25 hours, so a hen that lays an egg every day will lay a bit later each day.
Often a hen will sing “the egg song” before or after she lays an egg. Some will sing during the process of laying. It is a cheerful song that seems to be a proud announcement.
An eggshell has a protective coating that prevents bacteria from entering the egg. To retain this coating, eggs should not be washed until just before use.
If you aren’t sure how old an egg is, you can submerge it in water. The freshest eggs will remain at the bottom of the container, while old eggs will float. Floaters should either be discarded or opened far from your nose.