OK, I need some advice from you experience farmers out there. I have 2 questions.
First, I found a hidden stash of eggs yesterday. They are Kudzu's, I just thought she was a spotty layer, but had also been searching for a hidden nest. There were 6 eggs in it, I know 5 of them are less than a week old, but one of them is at least 2 weeks old. Our temps have been in the mid 40s most days but we've had a few days in the 60s. Are they safe to eat? Should I just throw them all away? Can I test them somehow? I know about the float test and that it will show age, but will it show if an egg is rotten? Should I just open them in a separate bowl before using and decide on an individual basis?
Hopefully now that I know her secret spot I'll be able to get the eggs when they are fresh from now on.
My other question regards keeping sheep and goats together. Does anyone keep sheep and goats together? I plan to have both and with the layout of my property it will be much easier to keep them all together. However, I know goats need more copper than sheep. If you keep them together how do you handle the different mineral needs? I guess I could add minerals to the goat food when I feed them and not keep it out free choice. Our I could have separate stalls and only put the mineral out at night. Are these realistic ideas or should I just plan on keeping them totally separate?
Thank for any input! I need it.