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Exploded Egg when boiling

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OK - so this isn't really the right spot for this but I'm hoping someone can answer my question.  For the first time ever I had an egg EXPLODE while boiling.  Not just crack and it oozed out a little but the whole end BLEW OFF!!  The method I used is room temperature eggs into tepid water and slowly bring to a boil.  I "floated" all of them before starting.  I'm certainly not a newbie at boiling eggs but this is the first time I've ever had that happen.  I hate to throw it away due to ignorance but I just don't know if it's safe to eat?  Or should I just toss it?  Better safe than sorry.  It's not like the won't be more tomorrow!!!!:yiipchick

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It should be just fine.  I'm guessing it was a very fresh egg.  The air cell was small enough that when the contents started expanding, they had no where to go.  I put about a tablespoon of salt in my water.  It helps by drawing some moisture out of the egg.

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Feed it to the chickens if you have any. This has happened before, and its because too much pressure builds up in the egg, causing it to explode. There might have been some substance like oil or wax in the water that was clogging the pores. Hope this helps!

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2 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Star, 1 Gold Cochin, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 black cat, 3 black and white cats, 1 white and grey cat, 1 brown cat, 1 grey and white striped cat.
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Thanks!  

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