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I have had 2 eggs that I am certain are less than a week old that floated when I put them in a pot to boil. I have thrown then out, but they did not look or smell bad when I cracked them. My cats had no problem eating them. I'm wondering if they are really bad or if there might be another reason they should float especially since they are only a few days old. Anyone know?
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My thought is an older egg that just surfaced, or eggs that are left in the heat too long. If I find an egg thats not in the nest, I discard it. Sometimes he's will bury eggs and uncover them a days or so later and they're bad. The heat in the hen houses can spoil eggs in no time. We pick up eggs by 10 am , and again around 12 - 1pm. 

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  Our small farm is on a ridge in the cypress swamps of Louisiana..
We have been blessed with French Marans,  English Orpingtons, Flying Mallards, Ancona Ducks, American Buff Geese, Mini Schnauzers, and a loving God.                                       

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I have had 2 eggs that I am certain are less than a week old that floated when I put them in a pot to boil. I have thrown then out, but they did not look or smell bad when I cracked them. My cats had no problem eating them. I'm wondering if they are really bad or if there might be another reason they should float especially since they are only a few days old. Anyone know?

Did you observe the air cell when you broke them open?

Was the egg malformed at all?

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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